4 Year NSF Funded Science Scholarships
Saint Joseph’s College has been awarded a $647,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the Saint Joseph’s College Science Scholars Program. This program began in 2017 to encourage academically-talented students who have demonstrated need of financial assistance to enter into and succeed in a community of young scientists.
The grant provides considerable scholarship aid, up to $7,200 per year, for each of the recipient’s four years in college.
This aid is in addition to potential merit and other aid a student may receive. The new group of Saint Joseph’s College Science Scholars will be selected from first-year students entering in the fall of 2021 who are committed to pursuing a range of science fields, including: chemistry, biology, environmental science, biochemistry, and marine science.
Saint Joseph’s College Science Scholars
The selected Saint Joseph’s College Science Scholars will benefit from receiving:
Four years of scholarship support at levels generally ranging from $5,000 to $7,200 each of four years
A field experience prior to the freshman fall
Science Scholar seminars, conferences, and research experiences
Support from faculty and upperclassmen mentors
Use of a mac airbook laptop for four years
Who Should Apply
Science Scholars for Fall 2021 will be selected from entering first-year students who are majoring in biology, environmental, chemistry, biochemistry, or marine science.
Scholarship Criteria and Application Process
Scholarship awardees must:
Be a US citizen, a National of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
Demonstrate success in high school coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and other STEM-related courses.
Submit SAT scores (optional).
Demonstrate financial need.
Enroll as a first-year, full-time student.
Express commitment to major in one of the following STEM disciplines: biology, environmental science, biochemistry, chemistry, marine science.
Maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and remain on track to graduate in four years.
“This National Science Foundation grant allows us to recruit and graduate some of the best science students from New England and beyond. With these funds, we can offer greater access to higher education in the sciences, offer an innovative approach to science career development, and help meet the growing workforce needs in STEM fields.”