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.
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
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.
To provide a letter of reference, request a letter from your faculty mentor or an instructor in whose class you did well. Let them know the specific accomplishments and projects you would like them to mention. Provide them with information about where and when to submit their letters of recommendation.
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.