College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering


For more information, contact:

Dr. Latha Ramakrishnan
ACCESSSTEM@stcloudstate.edu
Administrative Services 121
(320)-308-2126

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1742517. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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ACCESS S-STEM Scholarship

Partner institutions:

Anoka Ramsey Community College

North Hennepin Community College

St. Cloud Community & Technical College

Ridgewater College

The Academic Collaboration and Coordination Model to Ensure Student Success in STEM (ACCESS STEM) partnership has earned the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) grant to provide scholarships to students at St. Cloud State and four partnering Minnesota State community colleges.

The five-year $5 million project recruits and supports at least 100 academically high-achieving Pell-eligible students.

  • 40 students will receive a four-year scholarship of up to $9,000 per year while attending St. Cloud State.
  • 60 students will receive a two-year scholarship of up to $7,500 while attending a partner ACCESS community college with the opportunity to receive an additional two-year scholarship of up to $9,000 per year once transferred to St. Cloud State.

St. Cloud State and partnering community colleges work with the ACCESS STEM scholars on career pathways exploration, helping students find internships and jobs within STEM fields.

The institutions also provide academic support services to ACCESS STEM scholars including tutoring and instruction on research methods.

Details

Eligibility

S-STEM scholarship recipients will be selected by St. Cloud State University. In order to be considered, applicants must:

  1. Be citizens of the United States, Nationals of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
  1. Be enrolled full time in a program leading to a STEM degree at the associate or baccalaureate level. Enrollment must be full-time for each semester a student receives a scholarship; Students at the community colleges need to transfer to St. Cloud State to get the last two years of their scholarship.
  1. Demonstrate academic potential or ability; High school GPA above 3.0 and ACT Math score of 22 or above.
  1. Eligibility for a PELL grant as determined by the completion of their FAFSA.

Applicants will need two letters of recommendation from academic professionals, one of which should be a STEM teacher in their high school.

Applicants will need to write a 500 word essay around their career goals.

Finalists for the scholarship will be interviewed by the selection committee.

Eligible STEM programs within the following departments:

Application information

Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning in Spring 2018.

Before applying for the scholarship:

Transfer information

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides are available through the College of Science and Engineering.

More information is also available through Transferology.

St. Cloud State Team Members

  • Dr. Adel Ali
    Interim Dean, College of Science and Engineering
    Wick Science Building, 145
    alali@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-2192
  • Dr. Christopher Kvaal
    Professor of Biology
    Wick Science Building, 310
    cakvaal@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308- 2012

  • Dr. Latha Ramakrishnan
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Interim Associate provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    Administrative Services, 121
    lramakrishnan@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-2126

  • Dr. Mark Petzold
    Associate Professor Electrical Engineering
    Engineering and Computing Center, 206
    mcpetzold@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-4182

  • Dr. Melissa Hanzsek-Brill
    Professor of Mathematics Education
    Engineering and Computing Center, 157
    mhanzsek@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-2282

  • Dr. David Robinson
    Professor of Statistics
    Engineering and Computing Center, 237
    dhrobinson@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-2149

  • Dr. Glenn Davis
    Interim Assistant Provost for University College
    Centennial Hall, 233
    gmdavis@stcloudstate.edu
    (320) 308-5272