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S-STEM (Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)


To encourage more Hispanic students to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, The National Hispanic University is using a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer scholarships to academically qualified students who want to complete a two-year college degree in mathematics, science, or computer science at the university.

The complete application package must be submitted by September 6, 2013.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Submit a completed 2013—2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using The National Hispanic University’s code (016968), or provide other relevant income information to the Office of Financial Aid as requested.

  2. Be a United States citizen, a United States national (as defined in section 101 [a] of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

  3. Be enrolled full time in one of the Mathematics and Science or Computer Science departments’ degree programs.

  4. Demonstrate academic potential or ability as determined by a 2.5 GPA.

  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

  6. Demonstrate financial need.

Application Procedure

  1. Submit a complete National Hispanic University S-STEM application package to Cynthia Wambsgans, interim program director for Mathematics and Science. Only complete application packages will be considered.

  2. Submit a completed 2013—2014 FAFSA to the Office of Financial Aid.

  3. The Review Committee will review all applications and notify each applicant if he or she has been awarded a scholarship.

  4. Scholarships will be credited to each applicant’s account after the scholarship agreement letter is signed.


  1. S-STEM scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds, grade point average (GPA), financial need, and number of units enrolled in per semester.

  2. S-STEM scholarships are not transferable to other institutions.

  3. Funds will be awarded upon notification from the Review Committee.

  4. Students deemed ineligible for a scholarship due to GPA, SAP, and/or number of units enrolled in may submit an appeal in writing to Cynthia Wambsgans for review.

  5. Grades of “W,” “F,” “UW,” “I,” or “NC,” or dropping below full-time status during a semester may result in reduction or cancellation of scholarship.

More Information

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Wambsgans
Interim Program Director, Mathematics and Science

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0966260. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.