S-STEM Scholarship Application

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Basic Information

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the S-STEM scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. be enrolled at least half-time as an incoming first-year Biology or Neuroscience major at the University of Kentucky
  2. be low-income, defined as those whose family incomes fall below 125% of federally established poverty levels
  3. have at least $4000 of unmet financial need after other sources of aid are applied
  4. demonstrate academic potential as defined by an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.65
    OR an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.3 and completion of precalculus or calculus
  5. complete the scholarship application below

* For questions about eligibility criteria, please contact Dr. Jennifer Osterhage at jennifer.osterhage@uky.edu.

In 250 words or fewer, explain why are you pursuing a degree in Biology/Neuroscience?
In 500 words or fewer, describe a unique challenge that you have faced and how that experience has contributed to your personal development.
Please list any extracurricular activities, awards or other recognition, and work experience.

Submit a letter of recommendation from a STEM high school teacher.
If you do not have one ready to upload, you or your teacher can email it to Dr. Jennifer Osterhage (jennifer.osterhage@uky.edu) once completed. Please note that your application will not be reviewed or considered for this scholarship without a letter of recommendation.

Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.