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Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Academic and Social STEM Excellence for Transfer Students (S-STEM ASSETS) is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award # DUE-1643671) and is administered by Stony Brook University’s Department of Technology and Society in partnership with the University's Career Center, Office of Enrollment and Retention, and Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness.


Description of Qualifications

S-STEM ASSETS is funded to support undergraduate students at Stony Brook University who are citizens or permanent residents of the United Sta tes, and who meet the U.S. Department of Education definition of financial need, i.e., the sum left over after the estimated family contribution is subtracted from the cost of attendance. The level of unmet financial need cannot exceed the amount of the S-STEM ASSETS award. Applicants for S-STEM ASSETS must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form on file with the Stony Brook University Office of Financial Aid. All application information is held in strictest confidence.

S-STEM ASSETS is open to Community College transfer students who have completed an AS or AA Degree OR accumulated at least 48 credits, with a community college GPA of at least 3.00. Admission to the S-STEM ASSETS Program is contingent upon admission to Stony Brook University. Students must be registered full time in any of the majors offered within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and/or Astronomy (AST), Biology (BIO), Biochemistry (BCH), Chemistry (CHE), Earth and Space Sciences (ESS), Engineering Chemistry (ECM), Geology (GEO), Mathematics (MAT), Physics (PHY), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATM), Environmental Studies (ENS), Marine Science (MAR), and Marine Vertebrate Biology (MVB).

S-STEM ASSETS is NOT open to students who are intending to pursue studies in medicine, nursing, or other clinical fields.



Qualifications for Admission

The program application process is competitive. This scholarship is only available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Admission to Stony Brook University within a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline
    • Students intending to pursue studies in medicine, nursing, or other clinical fields will NOT be admitted
  • Completion of associate degree OR accumulation of at least 48 credits, with priority for 3.00 GPA  or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Participation in the Math Immersion Bootcamp preceding the start of the first semester at Stony Brook University
  • Submission of all required application materials



Application Requirements




Stay tuned for information on the application for S-STEM ASSETS's 2021-2022 cohort.

Submission will be through our online form.





Please provide a resume of your accomplishments and work history. If possible, your resume should be typed, although lack of access to a computer or typewriter will  not   be held against you.

Essay *


Please provide an essay of 250 – 500 words describing your career goals. If possible, your essay should be typed, although lack of access to a computer or typewriter will  not   be held against you.

Letter of Recommendation*

A letter of recommendation from a science, engineering, or math instructor or an advisor is required. Please submit your letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope that has been signed across the flap by your recommender. Your letter of recommendation should be submitted with your application.

College Transcripts*

Mail to Lauren Donovan:

Lauren Donovan
1433 Old Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4044


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

You must include the Stony Brook University federal school code when completing your FAFSA. Find more information visit Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

 * required: applications with missing materials will not be accepted