MCC STEM Scholars Program
MCC's STEM Scholars Program is for academically talented students interested in a
STEM related field and plan to attend college full-time completing an Associate in
What is STEM?
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) includes but is not limited
to the following list:
Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Microbiology,Agricultural Sciences,
Marine Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Environmental Science, and
Computer/Information Sciences, Computer Programming/Sciences, Robotics
Aerospace, Agriculture, Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical, Nuclear, Petroleum, Civil,
Chemical, Environmental, Geological, Marine
Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Operations Research Analysis, Statistics
Who is Eligible for the STEM Scholars Program?
- Are a US citizen or legal resident
- Enroll Full-time at MCC (Anticipated 15-16 credit hours per semester)
- Plan on pursing a STEM degree
- Show evidence of academic potential from high school and maintain a 3.0
or higher GPA while at MCC
- Must not have completed more than 20 credits toward program of study.
- In addition, to be eligible for S-STEM scholarship the student must:
- Show financial need (Pell Eligible)
Benefits of STEM Scholars Program
- S-STEM Scholarships covering total cost of attendance at MCC will be awarded on an
ongoing basis for up to 2 consecutive years as long as you meet the financial need
requirements and other eligibility criteria.
- Paid Summer Research or intern opportunities
- Extensive academic support, including advising mentoring and tutoring
- Membership in LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation)
- Participation in the MCC Summer Bridge Pre-College Program
- Partner university visits and transfer preparation
Students from underrepresented minority populations in STEM are strongly encouraged
to apply: (African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hispanic,
Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander).
How to Apply
- Apply to Mott Community College if you are not already a MCC student
- Complete STEM Scholars Application
You will need to:
- Write and submit three short responses in PDF format (approximately 200-words each)
to the following questions:
Provide two letters of recommendation from a high school or college faculty member,
counselor/advisor, and/or mentor.
- Explain how your interest in your STEM field or major developed and describe your
future career goals.
- Describe a personal or academic hurdle you have faced and what steps you took to overcome
- Describe your personal and academic strengths as well as an area in which you feel
Download Recommendation Form
Provide an official high school transcript (and college transcript if applicable)
Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online
You will receive an immediate email notification acknowledging receipt of your application.
If you do not, please email email@example.com
Please note, you may be contacted to arrange an interview before final selections
I've been Accepted, What Happens Next?
Once you become a MCC STEM Scholar, you will a part of a cohort group of students
and together you will:
- Receive extensive support services and an opportunity to participate in a paid undergraduate
research opportunity or internship with faculty mentors through the LSAMP Grant.
- Have the chance to explore various STEM career options, interact with experienced
professionals in STEM fields and travel to professional STEM related research conferences.
- Receive academic advising and mentoring, peer and professional tutoring, participation
in the MCC Summer Bridge Pre-College Program, university visits and transfer preparation.
What Am I Expected to do?
While a MCC Counselor will help you plan and enroll in courses, you are expected to:
- Attend Summer Bridge Program Pre-college Program (pre-first year)
- Meet with MCC Counselor and Faculty Mentor (once per semester)
- Attend Friday STEM meetings/tutoring (10:00am – 12:00pm) – (bi-weekly)
- Attend 100% of your classes
- Arrive to class on time and be prepared with class materials and completed assignments
- After acceptance into the program, maintain a 3.0 overall GPA
- Enroll and complete Undergraduate Research Methods course (STEM-199) – Winter Semester
of your first year
- Participate in a minimum of two STEM Scholar activities (per semester)
- Any scheduled STEM Scholar activity
- Serving as a Peer tutor for a STEM subject (MEC, Tutoring Services)
- Touring a local STEM company
- Joining a Mott STEM related club
- Attending a STEM professional or academic workshop/conference
- Attending a transfer college fair or workshop
- Serving as a volunteer for a STEM related event
- Any other PRE-APPROVED activity
- Adhere to all MCC Student Code of Conduct, and STEM Scholars policies and procedures
If you are working, or looking for work, please consider the amount of time you will
need to invest in this program to be successful when you look for employment options.
Meet Our Stem Scholars 2020
Back row left to right: Mikaya Lewis, Guadalupe Guerrero, Jacqueline Leader, Morgan
King, Dylan Stanfill
Third row left to right: Raven Hupp-Andrews, Brianna Horne, Brooke Read, Jazlynne
Cathey, Autumn Holland, Jaquay Renfro
Second row left to right: Hope Wilkins, Khadija Briggs, Nesha Jamison, Precious Williams,
Front row: J'Kobe Moore, Nicholas Griffith, Juliana McGrane, TJ Swaisgood, Steven
Brown, Ira Goulbourne
Meet Our Stem Scholars 2019
seated: Jaquay Renfro, Khadija Briggs, Steven Brown Jr. standing: Shadiyia Jones,
Jacqueline Leader, Brianna Horne
Meet Our Stem Scholars 2018
Mikaya Lewis, Alberto Sanson, Raven Hupp-Andrews, Autumn Holland, Jacob Main, Victoria
Carbone, Emilio Caballero, Sidney Fairchild
Our Stem Scholars 2018 - 2019
STEM Scholars and Dean Todd Troutman - Science and Mathematics Division
STEM Scholars, NCSE Conference Trip, Washington, DC
Undergraduate Research Methods
STEM-199 Undergraduate Research Methods
Mott Community College is committed to providing our STEM Scholars with the opportunity
to participate in undergraduate research.
This course is an introduction to research methods used by professionals in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.
- Participate in an independent and collaborative research project with a faculty mentor
in a selected STEM subject.
- Learn how to formulate significant questions, develop investigative procedures, gather
and examine evidence and evaluate results.
- Present their findings independently to the Science and Mathematics Division faculty
as a poster presentation.
This course offers a powerful learning opportunity that will enable Mott Community
College students to transfer to a four-year university science program having already
been introduced to beginning research methods.
- The course supports and encourages independent student research.
- Students will learn to apply knowledge and develop new skills.
- Students will gain the opportunity to work closely with an individual faculty mentor.
- Students gain experience that will enable them to qualify and compete for paid summer
internships and research opportunities at other labs and universities.
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF grant-funded
program aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs,
particularly those from underrepresented minority populations.
As a STEM Scholar at MCC, you will receive extensive support services and an opportunity
to participate in paid undergraduate research through the LSAMP Grant.
The S-STEM Scholarship at Mott Community College (MCC) is a grant-funded program sponsored
by the National Science Foundation. This program supports students pursuing careers
in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) who have shown a high
level of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
S-STEM scholarship recipients at MCC will receive funding for up to a two-year period
covering tuition and required course materials as long as they meet program requirements
and have demonstrated full Pell eligibility established by completing a FAFSA (Free
Application for Federal Student Aid).
STEM Scholars will also have the chance to explore various STEM career options, interact
with experienced professionals in STEM fields, travel to professional STEM-related
research conferences and participate in a paid undergraduate research opportunity
or internship with faculty mentors. Additional benefits include academic advising
and mentoring, peer and professional tutoring, participation in the MCC Summer Bridge
Pre-College Program, university visits and transfer preparation.
Apply to the STEM Scholars program at Mott Community College for your chance at an
S-STEM scholarship and/or LSAMP Program award and join our community of STEM Scholars!