S-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholars Program

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This program provides up to $4000 per year for up to four years in scholarship support for students majoring in science (biology, chemistry/forensic chemistry, earth science, geology, and physics), mathematics, engineering (physics 3/2 engineering), electrical and mechanical engineering technology, or computer information systems. Support for this program comes from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. In order to be considered for this program, you will need to complete the online application and complete your federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Determining Financial Aid Eligibility:

High school juniors can take advantage of the FAFSA4caster website and learn about the financial aid process and gain early awareness of financial aid eligibility.

For high school seniors applying for an S-STEM scholarship, you need to complete a FAFSA application. Click on this link to go to Buffalo State's Financial Aid website.

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Application Deadline:

Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin in early 2011. Applications completed by the end of January will receive full consideration. After this date, applications will be reviewed until all scholarships have been awarded.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, we anticipate awarding 12 S-STEM scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Starting Buffalo State in fall of 2011
  • First-time college student
  • Minimum of 3 years high school math and science (4 years is recommended)
  • High school average above 85
  • Completion of financial aid form to determine financial eligibility ((priority will be given to students that qualify to receive $4000/year in financial aid; S-STEM scholarship size may be reduced if financial need is <$4000/year.)
Part I. Applicant Information

Name: Provide your full first and last name.:
Email address:( An email address must be provided before any information will be saved.):
Mailing Address (including city, state and zip code)
High School (name, city, state)
From the list below, indicate all of the courses you have completed or are currently enrolled in.
Earth science:
Computer programming course(s):
Engineering-related course(s):

Use space in box to identify any other math/science courses not listed above.

Use space in box to identify any AP math/science/computer science courses you have completed or are currently enrolled in.
Part II. Your interest in Buffalo State and a major in science, math, engineering, technology, or computer science (STEM).

1. Describe why you are interested in attending Buffalo State College? (Note: It is okay if this answer is the same or very similar to your Buffalo State College application form).
2. What area of STEM do you intend to major in and what, in particular, interests you about this major?
3. Have you thought about what you'd like to do after graduation? If you have, briefly describe your ideas. If not, how might you go about making that decision while an undergraduate at Buffalo State.
4. While in high school, did you participate in any extra-curricular science or math projects or activities? If you did, describe the project/activity and what you learned from the experience.
5. What particular strengths do you think you bring to your studies that give you confidence you will do well in college?
6. What area's of your knowledge or skills would you especially like to strengthen by working closely with professors and other students?
7. How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?