Fall 2017 openings in the National Science Foundation S-STEM scholarship program at NMSU

Dear Faculty Advisors and Department Heads,

We ask your assistance in encouraging undergraduate engineering students to apply for Fall 2017 openings in the National Science Foundation S-STEM scholarship program at NMSU. (See eligibility criteria below.)

The S-STEM program currently supports a cohort of academically talented engineering students who demonstrate financial need for up to eight (8) semesters.  With its embedded Cohort Academic and Professional Experience (CAPE), the program includes individualized self-assessment and monitoring, one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors, academic success workshops, self-efficacy training, and metacognitive self-awareness and self-study skills.  Scholarship amounts vary among recipients based on the financial need of each student (as determined by the NMSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office).  (The maximum annual S-STEM award is $ 10,000.)

Eligibility Requirements for the S-STEM Scholarship:

  • NMSU or transfer student (currently enrolled at NMSU)
  • S. citizen, permanent resident, or alien refugee
  • Minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average (NMSU or transfer institution)
  • Completion of the following NMSU courses (or transfer equivalent) with C grade or higher:
  • CHEM 110 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 115
  • ENGR 100 (or equivalent grade for major)
  • MATH 121
  • Enrollment in 15 or more credit hours per eligible semester
  • Engineering major (Engineering Physics included)
  • Demonstration of financial need through submitted 2017-18 FAFSA application
  • Five or six semesters remaining prior to graduation

Priority Deadline:  July 21, 2017 (application review begins July 24, 2017)

For more information regarding the NSF S-STEM scholarship program at NMSU, please visit the website at nmamp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-s-stem-program/.  The online application is available at nmamp.nmsu.edu/s-stem-application/.

Please note that a letter of recommendation from a faculty is required. Any questions may be directed to me or S-STEM Specialist Trina Hartshorne at (575) 646-2250/trinah@nmsu.edu.


Paola Bandini, Ph.D., P.E.
Wells-Hatch Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Department
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Office phone: (575)646-2471

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