National Science Foundation Undergraduate STEM Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a scholars program through the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program for students majoring in certain areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The objective of the program is to adapt high impact practices that have been proven to increase retention and graduation rates for high-achieving, first generation, and commuter students who typically have responsibilities outside of school.


Eligibility for the STEM Scholarship
  • US citizenship, permanent residency, or status as a US national or admitted refugee
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Mathematics placement into Calculus I or higher
  • Intention to enter UM-Dearborn in one of the majors:
    • Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer & Information Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Bioengineering, or Chemistry
  • Financial need, based on the standard forms, including the FAFSA, submitted to the Financial Aid Office, showing an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $500 and eligibility for Pell Grant Aid.
Application Process
  • Complete STEM Scholarship Application (applications are emailed to eligible students starting in January)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from the student’s high school mathematics teacher, science teacher, or counselor.
  • Participate in a group interview with the selection panel.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application by June 3, 2022 for consideration.

Scholarship Renewal

The scholarship will be renewed for up to four years as long as the scholar remains enrolled in a STEM major, maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet regularly their STEM Advisor.

Special Programming for STEM Scholars
  • STEM Scholars will be placed together in a special section of Calculus and Foundations during their first semester.
  • Peer mentoring, a dedicated STEM Advisor, and faculty mentoring will be provided throughout the four years.
  • Students will be able to meet advisors and mentors online for convenience.
  • A part-time paid research experience during one summer will earn the scholars a $2,000 stipend and allow them to explore several STEM research fields.
  • Regular professional development activities will be held including alumni talks about STEM careers, resume building, applying for internships and co-ops, and research presentations and poster sessions. Note that to accommodate student’s busy schedules some of these activities will be online.
  • A dedicated campus space will be open only to STEM Scholars.
  • STEM Scholars will participate in a research study that involves surveys and focus groups to understand how to better support students at a commuter campus.

Joan Remski is happy to answer your questions at or 313-593-5414.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Dearborn, MI 48128
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