General Scholarship Requirements for All Applicants:
At the time of application each S-STEM applicant at LTU* must:
- Be United States citizens, Nationals refugee aliens, or permanent residents at the time of application;
- Enroll full time at LTU (12 credits, with at least 9 credits at LTU during the award period);
- Demonstrate financial need by following the Department of Education guidelines;
- Demonstrate leadership and academic potential;
- Major in one of the four STEM programs, and
- Have a GPA of 2.8 or above, ranking in the top 50%
- Commit to meeting regularly with co-PI/advisor and participating in S-STEM activities
- Agree to respond to surveys to determine employment or student status following graduation
* Will discuss with the scholarship collaborator on scholars criteria of any community college in southeast Michigan.
Required documentation list:
- Completed NSF S-STEM scholarship application
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Three letters of recommendation (one should be from a college professor or counselor at any community college in southeast Michigan; one from a LTU professor and another can be from a community member or employer who can address your skills)
- Personal statement addressing your educational and career goals which is an opportunity to let the scholarship committee know them more personally.
An additional requirement will be that these students are (1) completing two-year degrees in one of the industrial technology programs at any community college in southeast Michigan : Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET), Electronic and Computer Technology (ECT), Industrial Electricity/Electronic Technology (IET), Machine Manufacturing Technology (MMT), and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET); or (2) are S-STEM scholars who have completed one of the above technology programs and who chose to transfer into Lawrence Technological University (LTU) four-year electrical and computer engineering (ECE) programs to seek a B.S. These students will receive scholarships from the second year of pre-engineering program at any community college in southeast Michigan to the fourth year of the LTU program.
Selection Process: Students will apply for S-STEM scholarships by first completing a FAFSA and then LTU’s standard scholarship application which is used for all scholarships distributed through LTU’s Financial Aid Office. These forms will be made available at financial aid and student support services offices on all campuses and in area high schools and targeted community organizations. The application that students will use to apply for S-STEM scholarships consists of four sections: personal and educational information, financial information, a one-page personal statement that addresses educational and career goals, and three letters of recommendation.
Scholarship Renewal: Scholarships will be renewed each term, provided that students continue to meet all eligibility requirements and demonstrate progress towards graduation. Scholarship award are available for the second year pre-engineering of students from any community college in southeast Michigan and five additional semesters for students continuing their education at LTU.
Reallocation Procedure: Regular monthly meetings between co-PIs and each S-STEM scholar will make it possible to identify and avoid any difficulties by ensuring that students receive the support they need. Student hardship will also be considered as a part of this decision and a deferral of scholarship funds may be offered, if justified. If at the end of any term, a student does not meet the criteria listed above, the remainder of the scholarship will be forfeited. The remaining money will then go to the next-ranked applicant who did not receive a scholarship.