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S-STEM Scholars Program

If you are a first-year student majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics, you may be eligible for the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported S-STEM Scholars Program, which provides scholarships of up to $5,000 per year for three years for students with demonstrated financial need.

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The program also provides research support, academic support, and the opportunity to work across disciplines developing solutions for real-world, global problems. We strongly encourage students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences and mathematics to apply.

Consider applying if you are interested in any of the following careers, or other STEM careers.

Analytical ChemistApplied MathematicianAstrophysicistBiochemist
BiologistBiophysicistCellular BiologistChemical Engineer
ChemistComputer ProgrammerConservation ScientistData Scientist
Electrical EngineerEnvironmental Health & Safety EngineerEnvironmental ScientistFood Scientist
Forensic ScientistGeneticistGeophysicistLaboratory Scientist
Marine BiologistMaterial ScientistMathematicianMechanical Engineer
Medicinal ChemistNuclear ScientistPhysicistPolymer Chemist
Quality Control AnalystResearch ScientistRobotics EngineerScience/Math Professor
Science/Math TeacherSoftware EngineerStatisticianSynthetic Chemist

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Apply online;
  • Plan to enroll as a second-year student at St. John's for the following fall semester, majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics;
  • Provide names and e-mail addresses for two recommenders from St. John's or high school faculty research mentors, with at least one of these recommenders being a St. John's professor in math or the sciences; and
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, or mathematics.

An interview is also required for consideration in the program. 

For more information or to apply, please contact Alison G. Hyslop, Ph.D., at [email protected] or 718-990-5218.