S-STEM Scholarships Program

The S-STEM scholarship program provides financial support to Computer Science and Engineering students with low-income and high academic potential.

S-STEM Scholarships Program

Program Overview

The S-STEM scholarship program provides financial support to Computer Science and Engineering students with low-income and high academic potential. In addition to financial aid, participants will be engaged in a dynamic, application-oriented program that prepares students for cutting-edge research and professional challenges in fields including cyber-security, data science and machine learning. These experiences will provide students with the tools necessary to compete in the modern scientific workforce. Both freshman and junior/transfer students who meet the prerequisites are eligible for this scholarship, and eligible students must enroll in the University of Louisville’s BS in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program.

A Message from the CSE Chair

Dear Current and Prospective CSE Students,

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Dr. Wei Zhang

The S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program has been established for the next semester (Fall 2021) to support full-time students in the BS in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program. This scholarship, made possible by a generous National Science Foundation grant entitled “Scholarships, Community, and High-impact Practices to Improve Undergraduate Student Success in Computer Science and Engineering” (aka SUCCESS), intends to provide financial support to low-income academically talented students. The financial support include scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for 4 years for 5 CSE freshmen, and up to $10,000 per year for two years for 5 CSE juniors, depending on each scholar’s financial need as determined by the UofL financial aid office. These scholarships, intended to allow recipients to focus on schoolwork and related activities instead of employment, will be awarded in addition to any financial support you are currently receiving. Thus, the S-STEM scholarship will not reduce the financial aid you are eligible to receive from other sources. In addition, those selected to receive this scholarship (i.e., S-STEM or SUCCESS scholars) will also benefit from a set of evidence-based academic and student-support programs designed to improve retention and graduation rates and to facilitate timely graduation and entry into career-related employment or graduate programs.

Dr Wei Zhang

Eligibility & Deadlines

Before You Apply

When filling out an S-Stem Scholarship application:

  • Be certain you meet all the eligibility requirements;
  • Be certain you have the five documents (résumé, two recommendation letters, essay, high-school or college transcript) prepared in .doc(x) and/or .pdf format;
  • If these criteria are met, we encourage you to click on “Fill out form” below to apply.