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NSF S-STEM Scholarships

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Research Scholars Program in Mathematics

Program Director:  Hien Tran

S-STEM scholarship applications for both undergraduate and graduate
students are now CLOSED for the academic year 2016-2017.

Where: NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
$5,000 for undergraduate students to support for tuition, fees, and textbook charges per academic year. At the graduate level, the program provides $10,000 need-based awards per academic year. This money will be supplemented with $8,000 of departmental funds in the form of a special S-STEM TA stipend to reduce teaching duties.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the S-STEM Research Scholars Program in Mathematics at North Carolina State University aims to attract, retain, and graduate academically talented, financially needy students, with degree in mathematics, who may not make it to graduation and into the technological workforce without additional financial resources and other support structures. The Research Scholars Program uses a multi-faced approach to provide a comprehensive educational environment for students in mathematics, especially traditionally underrepresented groups. The program integrates long established in-place campus support programs and academic initiatives at NCSU with new and innovative approaches that provide a comprehensive, challenging, yet supportive academic environment for students in mathematics. These include faculty mentoring, academic advising, and enrollment in special seminars focused on career and graduate school information. The special seminars are designed to help S-STEM scholarship students better understand the range of career options, prepare academically for the options, and to develop relationships with industrial people. In addition, the program includes an enhanced curriculum that includes new and innovative courses and research/internships experiences with dedicated faculty mentors/industrial partners to ensure excellent training of a new generation of mathematicians. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or Admitted Refugee
  • full-time enrollment in mathematics
  • demonstrate financial need (by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at
  • demonstrate academic ability or potential
  • undergraduate students are eligible for S-STEM scholarships in their junior and senior years
  • graduate students are eligible for S-STEM scholarships for their first two years of graduate school

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • have results of completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA)

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

  • maintain minimum GPA of 3.0
  • complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year (undergraduate students)
  • complete at least 18 credit hours each academic year (graduate students)
  • make satisfactory progress towards degree
  • maintain positive student image consistent with academic scholars
  • continue to meet the federal financial aid requirements
  • continue as a full-time student in mathematics at NC State University
  • participate in all required S-STEMS scholar-related activities
  • complete a program survey

If you have questions when filling FAFSA form, please contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
If you have questions directly related to the Research Scholars Program in Mathematics, please contact program director, Professor Hien Tran (