National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarship

Estrella Mountain seeks to recruit students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of computer science

and engineering. Although we seek to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in

these areas, all students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered

in the process. S-STEM scholarship recipients will receive financial support and be assigned to a

faculty mentor who will: provide advising by creating an individual education plan, provide

community learning/internship opportunities, and provide academic support to ensure satisfactory

progress in their courses and goals.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a one-semester award of $1000 to be distributed in Spring 2020.

*How do I qualify for the S-STEM?

In order for a student to qualify for a scholarship award you must satisfy the following criteria:*

  • Be U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Aliens admitted as Refugees
  • Enrolled full-time at EMCC (12 credits or more per semester)
  • Be an entering freshman or sophomore at Estrella Mountain
  • Declared major of Computer Science or Engineering
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in MAT 151 or higher
  • GPA 3.0
  • Complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA to determine financial need

What are the expectations of a S-STEM participant?

  • Participate in a student orientation.
  • Have a complete 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Meet with faculty mentor a minimum of 3 times during the semester
  • Meet with assigned ASU mentor either in person, Skype or phone
  • Develop an individual education plan with mentor
  • Maintain full-time status (12 or more hours) and cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Watch or attend at least 7 ASU engineering lectures
  • Visits ASU in the Spring (METS Center, Engineering Department)

By signing and submitting this application I acknowledge my commitment to complete all requirements in order to receive the scholarship, and that my personal information may be shared with the partners of this grant.

How do I get more information?

Contact: Liahla Roberts at
Or Jennifer Shannon at

Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed MAT 151, or are you currently enrolled in MAT 151 or higher during Spring 2020?
  2. Have you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA?
  3. Is your declared major Computer Sciences (not CIS) or Engineering?
  4. If engineering what field?
  5. What will be your anticipated major when you transfer to a University?
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