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S-STEM Scholarship

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.

For more information about the NSF S-STEM program, visit this link.
For more information about the NCC S-STEM award, visit this link.


The following individuals are eligible to apply:

  1. Immigration status
    •  Citizens of the United States
    •  Nationals of the United States
    •  Permanent residents of United States
    •  Aliens admitted as refugees
  2. Low-income (defined as Pell grant eligible)
  3. Enrolled in Engineering Science AS degree- at CT State Community College, Norwalk Campus
  4. GPA
    •  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

Scholarship recipients need to enroll at least half-time (six credits) at the Norwalk campus of CT State Community College while receiving the scholarship to remain eligible.

Fall 2024 application due date: August 1, 2024

Decisions will be emailed to applicants by August 10, 2024

Applicants may submit their application material after the due date; however, these applications will be reviewed only if the review committee does not find suitable candidates from those who applied by the due date.

Step 1: Enroll at CT State Community College- Norwalk Campus

And choose Engineering Science Degree as your academic program

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Step 3: Apply for S-STEM Scholarship

All tasks below are required

  1. Prepare your application answers using this form
  2. Get your Recommendation Letter from a college or high school STEM faculty. Provide your recommender with this instruction.
  3. Get a copy of your transcript. See the GPA section above, under Eligibility
  4. Submit all documents once you have been accepted to CT State Community College – Norwalk