Deadline to apply for MCC STEM Scholars program is March 24
Students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
field of study in college can potentially receive a four-year STEM degree tuition
free. This is possible through a partnership between Mott Community College and Michigan
State University (MSU) as part of MCC’s new STEM Scholars program.
The program offers students pursuing a degree in a STEM, opportunities for scholarships,
professional development and paid internships. The deadline to apply is March 24,
2019. Apply at https://www.mcc.edu/stem/index.shtml
The STEM Scholars program is made possible through two, five-year National Science
Foundation (NSF) grants the College has received, the S-STEM Scholarship Program and
the LSAMP Program.
“This STEM Scholars Program comes at a critical time, not only for our area, but for
our country,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “There is a high- demand
in the marketplace for more people pursuing degrees in STEM fields to ensure we can
compete in a global economy,” she added.
The S-STEM Scholarship is an NSF grant-funded program enabling MCC to provide eligible
students with a two-year associate’s degree tuition free. Students awarded an S-STEM
Scholarship at MCC, AND who are accepted to MSU’s College of Natural Sciences, are
also eligible to apply for an additional two-year S-STEM Scholarship to complete their
bachelor’s degree tuition free. S-STEM scholarships are awarded to academically talented,
low-income students intending to pursue a STEM career.
The S-STEM Scholarship can be added to other scholarships or grant funding. Scholarships
for tuition and books are also available on an ongoing basis for up to two consecutive
years based on eligibility.
MCC is also part of a consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges that
has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the NSF to help increase participation
and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering
and math fields through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
LSAMP is aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority
populations who complete a STEM bachelor’s degree program. LSAMP students will have
an opportunity to participate in paid undergraduate research and internships, while
working with professional STEM mentors, and benefit from extensive academic support
including advising, peer and professional tutoring, and participation in the MCC Summer
Bridge Pre-College Program.
The MI-LSAMP program focuses on comprehensive support programs and mentored research
to help bolster retention and graduation rates among underrepresented students, while
also increasing the transfer rate of underrepresented students from community colleges
to four-year programs and helping those students matriculate into graduate programs.
“We are excited to be a part of the Michigan LSAMP Program, because it is aligned
with our commitment to providing opportunities and support services that foster success
for minority and underrepresented students,” said Walker-Griffea.
Through the program, community college students have the opportunity to participate
in a summer bridge program between high school and their first year in community college,
and then again the summer between community college and transfer to a four-year institution.
The Michigan LSAMP consortium (MI-LSAMP), includes the University of Michigan, Michigan
State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, MCC, and Washtenaw
By applying to the STEM Scholars program at MCC, students may be eligible for one
or both of these programs. To qualify, students must be enrolled at the College full-time,
be pursuing a degree in a STEM field, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and participate
in STEM Scholar activities.
A STEM Field is any discipline pertaining to science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
This includes, but is not limited to astronomy, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer
science, engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics and physics. It
does not include health sciences.
Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student
success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With
more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare
to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements,
high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help
ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity
and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and
the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment
opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national
origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to
perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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