Welcome to the S-STEM Scholarships Web Page!
Spring 2013 Application Deadline:
ACCESS Engineering (Achieving Community College Excellence, Success, and Scholarship in Engineering)
The Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Area was awarded a competitive, four-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) for “ACCESS
Engineering” (Achieving Community College
Excellence, Success, and Scholarship in
Engineering). The project is under the
direction of Co-Principal Investigators,
Rockville Campus Engineering Professor Dr.
Alex Hou and
Dr. Muhammad Kehnemouyi,
Department of Physics, Engineering, and
The original four-year project received funding
from spring 2009 through fall 2012. The
project will continue to receive funding through
a one-year, no-cost extension for spring 2013.
The NSF S-STEM program was established by the National Science Foundation in accordance with the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998. The Act reflects the national need to increase substantially the number of American scientists and engineers. ACCESS Engineering will provide over 150 scholarships to engineering students over the grant period. The project promotes full-time enrollment, academic achievement, and successful transfer and completion of a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is a key partner in this project. Additionally, the University of Maryland College Park and George Washington University will provide programs to better prepare students to transfer to a school of their choice.
There are a limited number of scholarships. The
selection process is competitive and the award will be
based on the amount of financial need, not to exceed
$3,200 per year. Applications are available now for
spring 2013 scholarship consideration. The
deadline to submit all required materials for
Application is Monday,
2012. No late applications will be considered. Applicants will receive an E-mail confirmation within 2 days of application submittal.