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STEM

Solutions for a changing world

STEM

Solutions for a changing world

STEM

Solutions for a changing world

Cardinal STEM Scholars Program

The Cardinal STEM Scholars Program (CSSP) provides scholarships and support to qualified students with financial need at Skagit Valley College who are pursuing transfer degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Scholarship awards, up to $5700 per year, and a STEM fellowship experience are key components of the Cardinal STEM Scholars Program. The Cardinal STEM Scholars Program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, S-STEM proposal 1833851.

Applications for the CSSP Program can be submitted on a space availability basis until May 31, 2020

Use the SVC Foundation Scholarship Application to apply for the CSSP program.

 CSSP Application Information

Who can apply?
  • Graduating High School Seniors and current SVC students are encouraged to apply to the CSSP Program.
  • Only U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible for the CSSP Program.
What are the Application Requirements?
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Visit the Skagit Valley College Financial Aid webpage for the FASFA application and other financial aid resources.
  • A letter of reference from a teacher or mentor describing the applicant’s interest and potential in a STEM field.
  • Unofficial High School and/or College transcripts.
  • A written response describing the applicant’s interest and career goals within the STEM field and how the scholarship would offset financial burdens and enhance academic success are components of the online CSSP Application.
What are the requirements of the Cardinal STEM Scholars Program?
  • Full-time attendance (12 credits each quarter) at Skagit Valley College for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 while participating in the CSSP Program.
  • Completion of intermediate algebra or placement into Pre-calculus or higher.
FAQ

I am a Running Start student. Can I apply to the CSSP program? Regrettably, no. Only students who have completed high school by June 2020 are eligible.

I am currently in the pre-nursing program. Can I apply? Regrettably, no. Students pursuing nursing and other allied health degrees are ineligible.

What Skagit Valley College degrees and programs are supported by the Cardinal STEM Scholars Program? Associate in Science Transfer Track 1, Associate in Science Transfer track 2, Biology MRP, Computer Science MRP degrees. Students interested in Biology, Chemistry Physics, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Math transfer degrees are eligible as are Environmental Conservation students with intent to transfer for a 4-year degree.

How do I submit my reference letter and/or my written response to the application prompts? These can be uploaded using the online Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship application site, emailed to [email protected] or printed and mailed to: Dr. Kristen Hoffbuhr, CSSP Program Director, Biology Department Skagit Valley College, 2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon WA 98273.

My teacher/mentor would prefer to send my letters of recommendation directly the Cardinal STEM Scholars Program staff. Where should they send it? Please send letters of recommendation to [email protected] or  Dr. Kristen Hoffbuhr, CSSP Program Director, Biology Department, Skagit Valley College, 2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon WA 98273.

 

Questions about the CSSP program?

Eleven SVC students were awarded Cardinal STEM Scholarships, with an average award amount of $4800.00 for the academic year 2019-2020.

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