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1 Scholarships for Transfer Students majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, or Chemistry What is S-STEM? Southern Poly and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to provide scholarships for undergrads transferring from any of Georgia’s two-year colleges to SPSU through our S- STEM program (Scholars in STEM). Eligible majors include Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. The Program provides scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $9,000 per student per academic year toward the cost of instruction (tuition, books, fees, room and board). All applicants must demonstrate financial need using the FAFSA. The actual amount awarded is based on financial need. Scholarships are renewable to cover two years towards completion of your bachelor’s degree, contingent on continued eligibility and NSF funding. What’s in it for me? In addition to the scholarship money, as an S-STEM student you: (1) participate in weekly professional activities, (2) receive early registration for classes, (3) attend monthly STEM seminars covering careers, research, and skills workshops, (4) are encouraged to take part in learning communities and “career block” housing, (5) engage in monthly meetings with your advisor, (6) participate in learning and teaching in our STEM tutoring centers, and (7) will have opportunities for “learning-by-doing” through undergraduate research, internships, and service learning projects. We also provide social events and occasional field trips to build your connection to other S-STEM scholars and students in your major. Finally, as an S- STEM scholar, you will work in research teams each year led by Southern Poly professors leading to presentation of your research at professional meetings. I’m interested – do I qualify? You are a good candidate if you : Are a talented transfer student who has completed an associate degree and plans to major in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, or environmental science. Qualify for financial aid (as determined using the FAFSA). Have a minimum overall GPA >2.5 and grades of C or better in all math and science courses. Intend to complete your B.S. and pursue a career in the sciences. Complete and submit scholarship program application form (on back). Submit contact information for two instructors who agree to serve as your references. Schedule a personal interview at SPSU for admission to the program. To schedule an interview contact Dr. Jennifer Louten. Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Louten, Phone: , Campus Office: E-108.

2 Scholars in STEM (S-STEM) Program Application Form (attach additional sheets as necessary) Name _________________________________________________________________________ Home address ______________________________________ _______________________ (where we should send your mail regarding this program) (best one for us to reach you) College awarding your Associate Degree _____________________________________________ Associate degree major ___________________ Overall GPA ________ GPA in Major ________ Application for admission to SPSU submitted? If no, do so ASAP. Yes No (for information on applying to SPSU see: spsu.edu/undergraduate/ )spsu.edu/undergraduate/ FAFSA financial aid material submitted to SPSU? If no, do so ASAP. Yes No (for information on applying for Financial Aid see: spsu.edu/financialaid/ )spsu.edu/financialaid/ List all college-level math and science courses that you have completed, including any in which you are currently enrolled: ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Provide contact information for two college instructors who have agreed to serve as your references: _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor’s name Phone address _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor’s name Phone address Briefly explain why you are a good candidate for this program. What do you want us to know about your career goals, motivation, and successes to date? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ I understand that participation in S-STEM requires some additional commitments including regular participation in advisement, tutoring, undergraduate research and/or professional internships, seminars, and social activities. ___________________________________________ your signature Please submit this application to Dr. Jennifer Louten, SPSU, 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy, Room E-108, Marietta, GA Thank you for applying to the S-STEM program. You’ll be hearing from us soon.


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