The STEM Explorer Scholarship opportunity is open to first-generation students pursing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at Pierce College. Scholarship awardees may receive up to $1,500 for one year. Up to 10 applicants will be selected for the scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled at Pierce College
  • Eligible for financial aid
  • Pursuing a STEM degree
  • First generation, preference will be given to students of color

Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

STEM Explorer Scholarship Application

Scholarship Details

Awardees may receive up to $1,500 in scholarship for one academic year. Award recipients will receive $500 for fall, winter and spring quarters by meeting the following requirements:

Quarter 1 Scholarship Award Requirements

  • Selected for the scholarship
  • Create a STEM education plan with your STEM Bound faculty advisor prior to the end of fall registration

Quarter 2 Award Requirements

  • Participate in two advising meetings with your STEM Bound faculty advisor during fall quarter
  • STEM degree educational plan is current
  • Earn a minimum of 2.0 grade in all fall quarter courses
  • Participate in a minimum of two STEM Bound Activities

Quarter 3 Award Requirements

  • Attend two advising meetings with your STEM Bound faculty advisor during winter quarter
  • Demonstrate progress on STEM degree Educational Plan
  • STEM degree educational plan is current
  • Earn a minimum of 2.0 grade in all winter quarter courses
  • Participate in a minimum of two STEM Bound Activities
  • With your STEM Bound faculty advisor complete a resume

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to Pierce College
  2. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  3. Complete and submit STEM Explorer Scholarship Application by November 27, 2017

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