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Scholarships for STEM at UH Hilo (S-STEM)

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Academic Level:
High School Students
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The S-STEM program is designed to support University of Hawaii at Hilo undergraduate students from economically disadvantaged families who are academically talented and motivated to complete STEM degrees in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, or Physics, through provision of S-STEM scholarships.

The program will provide each scholar with a $20,000 scholarship for four years of their undergraduate studies (up to $5,000 per year), provided that the students maintain their good academic standing in a STEM major at UH Hilo. The program will also integrate and expand existing educational services for STEM students at UH Hilo.

Students will be selected on the basis of academic potential, motivation, and interest in the STEM disciplines, as indicated by high school GPA, standardized test scores, a personal statement indicating interests, and at least one letter of reference from a STEM faculty member familiar with the student's interests and potential. Academic support services that are available include:

- Faculty mentoring;

- Peer-tutoring for introductory STEM courses;

- Summer and academic year research support on campus;

- Opportunities for research internships;

- Advising and support to participate in summer research programs at US mainland universities;

- Participation in a newly established freshman STEM course;

- Opportunities to present research in campus-wide, state and regional venues;

- Opportunities for anticipation in a community service program.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

- Official High School Transcripts

- List of your Mathematics courses

- Current courses with your grade as of the date of your application (most recent report card is sufficient)

- Past courses with your final grade (should be included in your transcript)

- SAT Scores or ACT Scores with writing part completed

- Personal Statement

- At least one letter of reference from a High School Mathematics and/or Science teacher

- Copy of your submitted University of Hawaii at Hilo application, if submitted
portable funding

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Hawaii, Hilo (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computer Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
STEM Fields

Marine Science
Mathematics Education
STEM Education
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 9/11/2019
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