This scholarship is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant. The project, called Carroll University Pro-STEM Initiative: Promoting STEM Retention through Self-Efficacy, is a five-year (beginning in 2018) program that provides financial and academic support to specific students in targeted majors.
Amount of Scholarship
Varying amounts—approximately $5,000
Conditions of Eligibility
The applicant must:
- Be enrolled fulltime in a Carroll University major leading to baccalaureate or graduate degree in:
- Make adequate academic progress in the major courses, and maintain and demonstrate academic ability or potential as described by Carroll’s academic eligibility requirements:
- Freshman: Take calculus or higher, or takes pre-calculus if not taken in high school
- Sophomore: 3.0 GPA or higher during freshmen year
- Junior: 3.0 GPA or higher during sophomore year
- Senior: 3.0 GPA or higher during junior year
- Be a citizen of the United States, national of the United States, an alien admitted as refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency;
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by calculating Cost of Attendance (COA)—Estimated Family Contribution for the student as determined in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be classified as Pell grant eligible
All scholarship recipients will have the option of participating in various grant-related activities. In addition, they will be required to do the following:
- Attend meetings with their assigned faculty mentor;
- Attend peer-led study group meetings;
- Enroll in a select section of CCS100 (required for all freshmen) that focuses on intersectionality of self-efficacy, cultural constructs, and the impact on representation in STEM fields; and
- Enroll in a select section of ENG170 (required for all freshmen) that incorporates themes of the CCS100 course.
Conditions of Competition
Students must complete a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year by January 15th. An internal selection process of qualified students will reviewed to select award recipients.
Questions concerning this scholarship may be discussed with faculty members or with an admissions counselor at 1.800.CARROLL.
Dr. John Symms
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Katherine Kramer
Assistant Professor of Education