The National Science Foundation has awarded an S-STEM grant to Norwalk Community College.
The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent, or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Over its 5-year duration at NCC, this project will fund scholarships of up to $10,000 to 21 unique students enrolled at least half-time and pursuing associate’s degrees in Engineering Science.
Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program not only provides scholarships, but also adapts, implements, and studies evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be effective in supporting recruitment, retention, and transfer of students.
The following individuals are eligible to apply:
- Immigration status
- Citizens of the United States
- Nationals of the United States
- Permanent residents of United States
- Aliens admitted as refugees
- Low-income (defined as Pell grant eligible)
- Enrolled in Engineering Science AS degree- at CT State Community College, Norwalk Campus
- Current NCC students: GPA of 2.5 or higher (If a first-semester NCC student with no NCC GPA, see the options below)
- Transferring students: GPA of 2.5 or higher at the college from which student transferred to NCC
- First time enrolling at a college: GPA of 3.0 or higher at high school