Located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, students can find Gettysburg College, a small, private liberal arts and sciences institution for 2,700 students known for excellence in academics. Gettysburg boasts a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, and students attend a variety of classes on one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S. Gettysburg is also home to an amazing opportunity for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students interested in the STEM fields: the STEM Scholars Program.
The STEM Scholars Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, combines a monetary award (Gettysburg is guaranteeing to meet full demonstrated need with no loans) with multi-faceted support to accepted students entering the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. Scholars will participate in a STEM-focused pre-orientation as well as enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM professors. As classes begin, students will have the chance to participate in a number of activities, including a bi-monthly STEM luncheon with faculty. Throughout the program, students will continue to receive an array of STEM-based opportunities including peer mentoring, faculty-student research opportunities, internships, and preferential residence in Gettysburg’s Science House.
In selecting members of this cohort, the college is especially interested in applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and first generation-students with demonstrated financial need. Students should also plan to enroll as full-time students in one of the previously mentioned STEM fields, and demonstrate financial need through their FAFSA and CSS Profile. Students also must be U.S citizens, nationals (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
Gettysburg will be holding a special STEM Scholar Program session during their Senior Open House on Monday, January 30th, 2017. Interested STEM Scholar eligible students should sign up here.
Gettysburg College and its STEM Scholars Program is a great fit for any first-generation, low-income, underrepresented student looking to major in the STEM fields. Learn a little more about the scholarship and add Gettysburg to your list on College Greenlight!