Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded MCC grants for scholarships and/or transfer preparation programming (including mentoring, tutoring, campus visits, funded research opportunities) to students majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Programs and/or awards are designed to recruit, retain, and increase the number of students who earn degrees in STEM fields, particularly those from populations underrepresented in STEM fields and those with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Criteria

Any student interested in a STEM career and/or pursuing a STEM degree is eligible to participate. High school seniors, dual-enrolled students, and early college students as well as current Mott Community College students are all encouraged to apply.

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.

You must be:

  • a US citizen or legal resident
  • admitted to Mott Community College (you may apply prior to admittance, but cannot be accepted into the program or awarded scholarship until admission to MCC is complete)
  • earning an Associate‚Äôs Degree (and identify a STEM field as your program of study)
  • prepared to enroll full time at MCC
  • demonstrate academic potential or ability
  • willing to work towards a 3.0 GPA or higher

In addition, to be eligible for S-STEM scholarship students must show financial need

Complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Mott Community College school code: 002261. By listing this code, MCC Financial Aid will receive the results of your application.

To Apply

  • All applicants will receive an automatic email reply acknowledging receipt of application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jessica Bixel, at [email protected] or (810) 232-3617.

  1. Submit two letters of recommendations from a mentor, supervisor, coach, counselor/advisor, instructor, volunteer coordinator, etc.
  2. Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
  3. Write and submit three short responses in PDF format (approximately 200-words each) to the following questions:
    • 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 it.
    • Describe your personal and academic strengths as well as an area in which you feel could improve.
  4. Provide an official high school transcript (and college transcript if applicable) sent to:
    • Emailed to:
      the STEM Scholars Steering Committee at [email protected]
    • OR
      Mailed to:
      STEM Scholars Program
      Science & Mathematics Office
      1401 E. Court St.
      Flint, MI 48503
  5. Complete online application form and checklist below:

Send an e-mail with an attachment:

Personal Information

Ethnicity Information


Educational Information

STEM interest areas: Check all that apply *

Extracurricular Activities

Applicants Questions

Please attach short responses for the following questions in PDF format (approximately 200-words each).

To Remain Eligible as a STEM Scholar You Must

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment at MCC with a declared Associate of Science degree and with the intent of majoring in: astronomy, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics, or physics.
  2. Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the MCC Office of Financial Aid. (To be eligible for S-STEM scholarship)

Checklist of other requirements