Welcome to S-STEM! The S-STEM program provides four years of scholarship support for up to 15 qualifying incoming Biology or Neuroscience majors per year. The average scholarship amount is $5000/year, depending on financial need.
S-STEM scholars will also receive four years of specialized opportunities and support, including:
- a dedicated UK 101 section for S-STEM scholars
- a first-year research experience
- peer and faculty mentoring
- career advising
- access to high-quality internships and research opportunities
- funds to support travel for research presentations or internships
- community-building activities
The S-STEM program is supported by funds from
the National Science Foundation (NSF).
To be eligible for the S-STEM scholarship, students should meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled at least half-time as an incoming first-year Biology or Neuroscience major at the University of Kentucky
- have a family income that falls below 150% of federally established poverty levels or be eligible for a federal Pell grant. You can find guidelines for this determination based on your family size HERE.
- have unmet financial need after other sources of aid are applied
- demonstrate academic potential as defined by an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.65 OR an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.3 and completion of precalculus or calculus
- complete a scholarship application
The deadline to apply has been extended. Apply today!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
For more information, please contact the S-STEM program director:
Dr. Jennifer Osterhage