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STEM Scholarships

A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program will allow Randolph College to make college more accessible for physical science and math majors.

A SUPER Program

The scholarship program, “Step-Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph College (SUPER),” will build on Randolph’s SUPER College Transition Program, a two-week, intensive, three-credit course that begins before first-years arrive on campus. The Summer Transition Program cost of $1750 includes 3 credits, room, board, field trip costs, and supplies, and scholarships are available toward this cost, also. The 2014 Summer Program (required of all SUPER participants) will run from approximately August 13 to August 26.

As well as other aid and scholarships you are eligible for, some participants in the SUPER program will receive four-year scholarships to Randolph College worth up to $6,000 annually.

In addition to the Summer Program, all SUPER scholars will participate in specially tailored mentoring, academic support services, and career guidance activities. SUPER scholars must participate in all aspects of the SUPER program and must major in science or mathematics. The NSF-funded portion of the scholarships will be in addition to the students’ other financial aid packages.

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Eligibility and Application

Twenty-four students will be chosen to participate in the SUPER program. Students will be chosen based on merit, eligibility, and an application process.

To be eligible to apply for the SUPER Program and the chance for a scholarship, a high school senior or transfer student with first year standing…

  • must plan to major in science or mathematics,
  • must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA,
  • a minimum of a 500 math SAT,
  • successful completion of a mathematics course beyond Algebra II.
  • Non-US citizens are eligible for participation in the SUPER program and aid toward the $1750 Summer Program, but are not eligible for the federal (“NSF”) four-year scholarships.

In order to be eligible to receive an offer of the scholarship, as soon as possible and with a priority deadline of March 1 (applications are encouraged after this date, as the program will not fill until May), the student

Eligibility requirements will continue throughout the four years of College including participation in beneficial program activities, GPA minimum, and choice of major.

Building the Future

There is a shortage of qualified scientists and engineers in the US, and this federally funded program is meant to recruit and retain the best prospects who will become the nation’s future scientists and engineers. These students are the future of their fields, and we intend to do everything we can to make a high quality education possible for them.

For more information, please contact Professor Peter Sheldon or at 434-947-8488.

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