Apply for S-STEM scholarships

Friday, August 10, 2012

Beginning Sept. 1, St. Cloud State is accepting applications for 30 two-year scholarships from students majoring in information systems, computer science and computer engineering.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the scholarships are expected to increase recruitment, retention and graduation of students including women, students of color and American Indians, first-generation college students and transfer students from community colleges.

Receipients can receive as much as $18,200 over two years via NSF's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program.

To apply, email your name and HuskyNet ID to You will be enrolled in a D2L site and will receive instructions to complete the application online. D2L is St. Cloud State's online course management system.

Through 2020, 73 percent of new science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs will be in computing, with only 40,000 graduates to fill 135,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

St. Cloud State goals include strengthening student support structures and interdisciplinary collaborations, enhancing faculty and peer mentoring, developing a multidisciplinary research group with exceptional advising, mentor and tutor, and providing directions and skills for a successful life after graduation.

Professors Susantha Herath, Jayantha Herath and Dennis Guster are managing St. Cloud State's S-STEM funds, which total $600,000.

Applications will be accepted Sept. 1-Oct. 1.

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