What is Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Academic and Social STEM Excellence for Transfer Students?
Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Academic and Social STEM Excellence for Transfer Students (S-STEM ASSETS) is a program for transfer students who have economic need, have completed an Associate's degree (or have a minimum of 48 credits), and have been accepted into a STEM major. The goal of the program is to help students transition from a community college to a Research 1 public university. The design of the S-STEM ASSETS program is informed by many years of working with transfer students and their observations about how they could best be served through the challenges they faced integrating into the University. S-STEM ASSETS has three components: academic, social, and career.
S-STEM ASSETS is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-1643671) and is administered by the Department of Technology and Society in partnership with the University’s Career Center, Office of Enrollment and Retention Management, and Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness.
S-STEM ASSETS provides up to two years of scholarship support to students accepted into the program. The scholarship is broken down in the following manner: $500 for the the boot camp, $2,000 for the first year of study, and $2,800 for the second year of study.
This program application process is competitive. This scholarship is only available to full-time undergraduate students who have completed an associate’s degree, meet financial eligibility and are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
To be considered for this scholarship program, the following requirements are necessary:
- Admission to Stony Brook University within a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline
- Fill out application and submit all required application materials
- Full time undergraduate student
- Completed Associates Degree OR accumulated at least 48 credits
- Community College Cum GPA of at least 3.00
- Demonstrated financial need
- Participation in the 2-week Math Immersion Boot Camp
Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the scholarship program. Each year, financial eligibility will be determined by the individual student’s Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Accepted Students & Continued Eligibility
Accepted students sign a contract specifying that they understand and will abide by program’s policies regarding cum GPA, enrollment status, judiciary actions and responding to data requests.
Requirements for continued eligibility include:
- Maintain academic eligibility & progress in their STEM major
- Full time status
- Cum GPA 2.80
- Involvement in ASSETS Program activities