ACCESS STEM Scholarship

Interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)?  With the STEM ACCESS Scholarship you could be eligible to receive a scholarship for $7,500 per year at SCTCC and $9,000 per year at St. Cloud State University!  That's a total of $33,000 toward getting your bachelor's degree!  Eligible programs are Biology AS Degree, Engineering AAS, Math, and Computer Programming AAS.

Scholarship FAQs

What SCTCC programs are eligible for the scholarship?  Biology AS Degree, Engineering, Math, Computer Programming

What is the scholarship amount?  $33,000 total.  $7,500 per year at SCTCC and $9,000 per year at St. Cloud State University (SCSU).

When would I have to start?  You would have to be a new SCTCC student, enrolled full-time in Fall semester of 2019.

Could I transfer to a 4-year college to complete a Biology bachelor’s degree program?  Yes. To remain eligible for the STEM ACCESS Scholarship you must complete your bachelor’s degree in a Biology field at SCSU.  Biology degree options at SCSU include:  Ecology and Field Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Life Science Education, Biology (Bachelor of Elective Studies), LAS Engineering Broad Field. 

Do all the credits transfer?  Yes. SCTCC’s Biology AS and Engineering Broad Field AS Degree are designed to transfer entirely to any one of seven universities within the Minnesota State System.

Do I have to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for the scholarship?  No, you don’t have to transfer. 

How do I find out if I’m eligible for the scholarship?  Review the eligibility requirements below.

Who do I contact if I have questions?  Jennifer Evens.  Jennifer's contact information is below.

What should I do next if I’m interested in applying for this scholarship?  Review the application information below and follow the steps.

About the Scholarship

St. Cloud Technical and Community College is excited to announce its partnership in a $5 million Scholarship in STEM (S-STEM) grant to provide scholarships to students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College and St. Cloud State University. The partnership will recruit and support academically high-achieving students who are interested in pursuing a STEM-related degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.

The $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will provide support for students over the next five years. Of the 1,536 active National Science Foundation S-STEM grants, only 1 percent are funded for more than $4 million, which means the ACCESS STEM consortium is among the top 1 percent of grants by funding. It is also the first multi-institution project funded by an S-STEM grant in Minnesota.

Scholars at a 2-year school are eligible to receive up to $7,500 per year.

Jennifer Evens

Biology Instructor