Southwestern University Announces STEM Scholarships for First-Year Students

Prospective first-year students are invited to apply by Dec. 15

Nov 17, 2015, 11:17 ET from Southwestern University

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern University recently announced the S-STEM Scholarship Program for academically talented students who are interested in pursuing majors in computer science, physics and/or mathematics and have demonstrated financial need. Students interested in chemistry, biochemistry and biology are also eligible to apply.

The program will select 13 students from the fall 2016 incoming class and award them $10,000 each year during his or her four-year tenure at Southwestern. High school seniors who have applied to Southwestern and meet the criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship before Dec. 15, 2015.

The S-STEM Scholarship Program was made possible by a $614,325 grant Southwestern University received in July 2015 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

"Receiving an S-STEM scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for Southwestern science and math students," Emily Niemeyer, professor of chemistry and Herbert and Kate Dishman chair in science, said. "Our selection by the NSF is an acknowledgement of the high abilities of our students and the excellent educational opportunities for them within our science and math programs."

Students may receive this award in addition to any general merit scholarships awarded by Southwestern in the admission process.

S-STEM Scholars will benefit from financial aid and additional academic programming such as a summer science overnight program, which acquaints S-STEM Scholars with their peers. Other benefits include customized research opportunities with University faculty, customized academic advising and career seminars.

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