S-STEM: Training Future Environmental Leaders of the
U.S. Virgin Islands
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant is a competitive grant designed to support scholarships for academically talented students with financial need. The University of the Virgin Islands Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) Program was awarded a four-year S-STEM grant in 2009. The grant will expire July 2013.
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The S-STEM project’s objectives are to:
Three scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to support graduate students in each new cohort of the program, for a total of 15 scholarships over four years. MMES applicants will have the option of applying for the S-STEM scholarship by checking a box on the financial support form that is part of the admission process. The program’s application deadline is March 1, and students are accepted before April 15. In addition to the scholarships, the grant will fund salaries for tutors to ensure student success and student memberships in professional associations.
Eligibility and Terms:
The scholarship targets Virgin Islanders in particular but other strong students can be supported also.