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NSF S-STEM Scholarship: Preparing for Engineering Scholarship Application

Are you pursuing an Engineering degree?

We are currently seeking scholars for the Fall 2019 semester to apply to participate in a National Science Foundation scholarship program here at YC. This program prepares you for transfer to a university and to network with ASU’s Engineering programs. This is an excellent opportunity to network with the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, the largest Engineering program in the country!  

Those accepted as scholars will receive up to a $2,000 award* for the Fall 2019 semester, which may be renewed in the Spring for those performing satisfactorily.


The scholarship program is designed to:

  • Teach you how to be a successful Engineering student.
  • Help you to clarify your academic and career objectives, identify an interesting project, and take some initial steps toward the project.
  • Introduce you to the process of finding internships while a student, and a job when you graduate.
  • Connect you with an ASU student mentor.
  • Provide transportation to ASU once per semester to learn about Engineering at ASU, how to transfer, and see firsthand what student research is being done there.

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Aiming for degree in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with the intent to transfer to ASU.
  • Be full-time (12+ credit hours), and remain full-time for the duration of the scholarship (2 semesters or 1 semester if transferring to ASU in the spring). For those who only have 11 credits, this can be taken as a 1-credit course (the cost can be added to the scholarship). 
  • Have completed or are currently enrolled in MAT 187 (Pre-Calculus).
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Be a US citizen, national, alien admitted as refugees, alien lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence per the National Science Foundation guidelines.
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need, defined for undergraduate students by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Unmet financial need can include outstanding loans.
  • Complete the  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

During the program, Scholars will:

  • Complete training on how to study and to manage time effectively.
  • Visit ASU one day per semester in conjunction with their Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Poster Symposium
  • Be linked with a student mentor at ASU.
  • Create a statement of purpose for transferring to a 4-yr Engineering school.
  • Create a preliminary career plan.
  • Create a preliminary interest paper on a project of personal interest, and demonstrate movement toward a larger goal.
  • Mentor other students.

Application Deadline is Wed., Aug. 28, 11:59 p.m.