S-STEM Scholarship

The College of Engineering was recently awarded a five-year grant from the NSF Scholarships for Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. The project will support a cohort of twenty (20) academically talented engineering undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, through the S-STEM Scholarship (up to 8 semesters) and the Cohort Academic and Professional Experience (CAPE), which include individualized self-assessment and monitoring, academic success workshops, one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors, training to increase self-efficacy, and metacognitive self-awareness and self-study skills. Scholarship amounts will vary based on unmet financial need of each student in the cohort, as calculated by the NMSU Financial Aid office and based on the NMSU annual cost of attendance.

Who is eligible to participate in the S-STEM Scholarship Program?

A student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Completion of introductory chemistry course (CHEM 111, CHEM 115, or CHEM 110), Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 100), and math through Algebra II (Math 121) with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Full-time (15 credit hrs.) undergraduate enrollment status.
  • Declared major in engineering.
  • Be a citizen of the U.S., a national of the U.S. (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
  • Demonstration of financial need in accordance with U.S. Department of Education rules for need-based federal financial aid (FAFSA).
  • GPA of 2.7 and demonstrated progression in engineering based on an annual transcript review.

To learn more about the S-STEM program at NMSU, please visit our website at nmamp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-s-stem-program/.  The online application form is available at nmamp.nmsu.edu/s-stem-application/.

A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is a required component of the application.  The letter should be uploaded when submitting the application.  The application deadline is October 28.

If you have any questions about the S-STEM program, please contact the AMP office at (575) 646-1847 or one of the grant PIs listed below.

Paola Bandini (paola@nmsu.edu)

Martha Mitchell (martmitc@nmsu.edu)

Muhammed Dawood (dawood@nmsu.edu)

Lambis Papelis (lpapelis@nmsu.edu)

Sonya Cooper (socooper@ad.nmsu.edu)


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