STEM Scholarship

About the Scholarship

STEM scholarships are open to students who are interested in majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math. The scholarship covers up to a maximum of $1,500 toward tuition and fees for two consecutive semesters (maximum of $750 per semester).

  • Students must major in a STEM field such as biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, robotics, medical pre-professional, physics, science education, or a related discipline.
  • Requires full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 credits) for fall/spring semesters, including a minimum of two math and/or science courses per semester
Students will be contacted by the Math/Science Department to schedule an interview.

STEM scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Math/Science Department at Southwestern Michigan College. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail. Priority consideration will begin in early spring of the academic year selected and will continue until funds are exhausted.

Reminder: Make sure you apply for admission to SMC and send your transcripts to SMC. We must have this information on file before you can receive a scholarship.

Scholarship Application

Application Information

Contact Information

All communication regarding scholarships will be sent to your SMC email address.

Academic Information

Enter your cumulative (unweighted) grade point average on 4.0 scale. If you are still in high school, your GPA may be calculated at the conclusion of junior year or after the first grading period of senior year.

Please list all relevant extracurricular activities (math- or science-based clubs, contests, or other activities) in which you have participated and the dates you participated in them.

Required Materials

Please upload an essay of 250-500 words detailing why you are interested in majoring in a STEM field.

A letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher is required. If you have an electronic copy of the letter, please upload it here. You may also mail the letter to Ria Thomas, Math/Science Department, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac, MI, 49047.
SMC Policies and Procedures

I agree to abide by the policies and procedures governing the award and acceptance of the scholarship for which I am applying. Furthermore, I affirm that the information provided on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I further understand that applying for a scholarship does not guarantee I will be selected to receive an award. I authorize Southwestern Michigan College to publicize my receipt of any scholarship as appropriate.

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