STEM majors can earn up to $7,500 per year

If you are interested in a career in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics, you can earn a grant of up to $7,500 per year for up to four years (for a total of $30,000) through the Morningside University STEM Community Scholars program. The program is made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Beginning as early as your first year at Morningside, you will have the opportunity to take part in project-based learning experiences related to your field of study and continue such work throughout the duration of your Morningside experience. Projects will not only support academic success, but will also give you the opportunity to be part of work that benefits your home community or other communities in Siouxland and beyond.

Please note that scholarships are awarded on a rolling (first come, first served) basis. The earlier you apply, the better your odds of receiving a grant of up to $7,500.

Program Requirements
  • Must be a declared biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics major
  • 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be Pell eligible
  • Must be from a non-metro area
  • Submit your application
  • Submit an essay (300-word minimum, 500-word maximum) explaining how you could use science, mathematics, or computing to help bring on positive change in a community? Please provide at least one specific example.