Caldwell University S-STEM Pillar Program

Caldwell University was awarded a National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) grant to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students majoring in biology, chemistry, or mathematics. Students participating in the program will receive a $5,500 per year scholarship.Caldwell University S-STeam Program

Additionally, students will receive mentorship from STEM faculty at Caldwell University, participate in group activities with other program participants, and research opportunities.
There are only a limited number of spaces in the program. To be eligible for the program students must meet the following criteria:

  • Intent to major in Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 3.0Caldwell University S-STeam Program
  • Have a high school STEM (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) GPA of at least 3.0
  • Demonstrate Financial Need

If interested in the program, please complete the Application for the Caldwell University S-STEM Pillar Program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
As a part of the application you will be asked to write a short essay on the following question:

Have you had any experience in learning a science topic about which you were previously unfamiliar? Describe how you overcame this challenge and grew as a scientist as a result. Describe a STEM-related project or test whose outcome or score disappointed you. Did this disappointment motivate you to improve? In what ways did you go about it? What did you take away from this experience?

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Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1930295. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.