St. Lawrence University has been awarded a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth nearly $1 million for the continuation of its Liberal Arts Science (LAS) Scholars program, the largest NSF grant in the University’s history. This program offers scholarships to high-achieving, Pell-grant eligible students interested in pursuing STEM majors, outside of a pre-med track, including Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Geology. This $27,000 scholarship ($6,750 per year) is awarded up to four years or eight semesters.
LAS Scholars will have many exciting opportunities during their time at St. Lawrence, including:
- Scholarship of $6,750 per year for four years, added to your initial financial aid award letter
- A pre-orientation retreat with STEM faculty
- Individualized support from a network of peers and faculty mentors
- Specialized courses through first two years
- A fully-funded, mentored summer research experience
- Internship opportunities
For eligibility, students must:
- Demonstrate Pell Grant eligibility (as determined by FAFSA); typically, this means family income under $50,000
- Express interest in pursuing, and eventually declare, a major or career in a scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical field (excludes pre-med and pre-health)
- While in the program, maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher
To apply, submit your application by January 11, 2021. The application process includes information about yourself and a short essay, along with your complete Common Application.
For more information on the Liberal Arts Science Scholars Program, visit their main website.