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Why STEM?

To help meet the national demand for qualified STEM professionals, NU offers scholarships, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, to eligible students in these programs: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience and physics. The scholarships are for students who meet certain academic requirements and have documented financial need. NU’s S-STEM scholarships can be used to pay tuition and fees, and are offered in addition to other Norwich-funded financial aid.

The average scholarship is $4,000 for freshman scholars. The scholarship amount will increase each year to support four years at Norwich University. The NU S-STEM program aims to help scholars earn their degree and prepare them to enter the workforce or graduate STEM programs. Campus support systems will keep you on track to graduate in four years, ready to succeed in your career. Scholars will be mentored by faculty, and peers will offer academic coaching, if needed. Study STEM and NU to have opportunities to pursue cutting-edge research that will help you make your mark in the workplace or in graduate school.

Requirements

To apply to the scholarship program, please submit the following materials:

  • A résumé that outlines your academic achievements, work experience and service credentials. Please highlight participation in STEM activities (i.e. AP courses in STEM, science fair, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from math and/or science teachers who are familiar with your academic profiles
  • A two-page statement of purpose that reflects your interest in STEM

Finalists may be required to conduct an interview with the NU S-STEM Council in person or remotely. Scholars accepted into the program will be informed of their scholarship award before the NU admissions deadline.

Applicants must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen, national of the U.S., alien admitted as a refugee, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence;
  2. be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics;
  3. demonstrate financial need by being Pell Grant eligible as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  4. has unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid;
  5. has achieved a high school performance of GPA > 2.75

To stay in the program and retain the NU S-STEM scholarship, scholars must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in an NU S-STEM bachelor’s program.
  • Continue to demonstrate financial need by being Pell Grant-eligible and have unmet financial need as determined by NU.
  • Have earned the appropriate number of credit hours.
  • Scholars also must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 at the end of their first year, 2.85 at the end of their sophomore year and 3.0 at the end of their senior year. NU S-STEM Scholars will stay on track to graduate within four years by being within six credits of the required minimum earned credit hours for their class year.

    If you have further questions, then please to contact Dr. Darlene Olsen, the NU S-STEM Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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    For more information on other Norwich-funded scholarships and awards visit: https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

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