Each campus collects scholarship applications quarterly. Please see the online application (link below) for the due date at each college.We encourage academically skilled, economically disadvantaged students pursuing transfer degrees in STEM fields to apply for S-STEM scholarships, which are funded by the National Science Foundation. S-STEM scholarships are recognized nationally by colleges, universities, and STEM employers. Students can receive up to $2500 per quarter, renewable until they transfer to a four-year institution or university. All scholarships include a dedicated faculty mentor and other program supports
Where to Pick Up an Application
Temporarily Unavailable – please apply online
North Seattle College
South end of the Instruction Building, 2nd floor
Seattle Central College
STEM-B Programs Department Office
South Seattle College
Academic Programs Office at University Center
North and Central Students
Applicants who have placed into or enrolled in Math 102 or higher must provide two letters of recommendation from instructors. Students in lower-numbered math courses only need to provide the contact information of two references.. See upload form for details.
South Applicants only need to provide two references. These references will have a short phone call with a scholarship committee representative or fill out a 15 minute survey about their applicants. Please provide at least one reference who is a South Instructor.
Finding References or Recommendation Writers
To identify a reference/letter of recommendation writer, please find a faculty mentor, supervisor, or an instructor in whose class you did well. Reach out to them early in the process, most references would prefer a two to three (2-3) week notice. Let them know the specific accomplishments and projects you would like them to mention in their recommendation letter or reference survey. Provide them with information about where and when to submit their letters of recommendation or reference survey at https://rst.seattlecolleges.edu/scholarship/app/recommendation-letter-reference.
Students who receive the S-STEM Scholarship are expected to complete capstone projects, attend RST Academy events, interact extensively with their RST mentor, and otherwise rise as exemplary students within the RST Academy. Each of these activities helps you become successful:
At the end of each quarter, program leadership makes sure that scholarship students are meeting regularly with their faculty mentor and also evaluates their quarterly GPA. To remain on scholarship, students must continue to make progress toward an A.S. degree and transfer to a STEM major at a four-year institution. In some cases, students may be placed on probation pending improvements in GPA, successful completion of full-time coursework, or regular meetings with their faculty mentor.