UMass Lowell’s S-STEM Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program’s goal is to create a diverse and competitive pool of students who could become future faculty candidates in engineering by aiding them to explore their interests in these careers and supporting them to prepare and embark on these graduate education pathways. The program will contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML).
Starting in the Fall of 2022, the Francis College of Engineering at UML plans to recruit three consecutive yearly cohorts of eight low-income, high-achieving engineering students (i.e., UML S-STEM scholars). This project will fund scholarships to 24 unique full-time students who will be supported for four years from their junior undergraduate year through the completion of a master's degree or completion of their qualifying exam within a Ph.D. program. Each scholarship recipient could receive up to $9,375 per academic year.
In addition, the program plans to link scholarships with effective supporting activities, including group-based mentoring meetings with internal and external faculty, safe space cohort building, job shadowing, individual graduate school application support, positive teaching and research experiences, a curriculum to cultivate pedagogical and content knowledge, and a mentorship program for first- and second-year graduate students.
UMass Lowell’s S-STEM Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award: 2130403