Students may apply for Science Scholarships on an annual basis by filling out an application. Contact Sherri Stipes, administrative assistant for the Division, for an application. Scholarships, typically between $250 and $1,000 are distributed based on merit and need. Scholarship funds primarily stem from two
sources. Historically, Endowed Scholarships have provided three-quarters
of these scholarship funds, whereas the remaining quarter has come
directly from the Catalyst Annual Fund.
1) Endowed Scholarships – the
earnings from these endowments vary from year to year. Each of the
past two years the earnings available for scholarships has been
2) Catalyst Annual Fund – The Catalyst
Annual Fund is a result of donations given by SNU Sciences and Mathematics
alumni. Over the last five years the Catalysts Executive Board has
allocated $60,000 from the Catalyst Annual Fund for student scholarships.
Science Scholars Weekend Competition
Each year, high school seniors who are interested in majoring in one of the Division's programs come to campus for the Science Scholars Weekend in the early spring to compete for scholarship awards. Qualified participants have strong GPAs and/or high ACT scores, typically above 24. The Science Scholars Weekend begins on a Friday evening with a dinner and faculty and student presentations to become better acquainted with Division programs and activities. Participants spend the night in the dorms with a science major. Saturday events include interviews with faculty, demonstration of skills in completing a lab project, and a campus tour. Parents are welcome to attend many of the weekend activities. Check out pictures from previous Science Scholars Weekends at SmugMug.
Science Scholars award may include room scholarships (~ $4K) and/or scholarships that cover up to three-quarter tuition. For more information about the next Science Scholars Weekend, contact Sherri Stipes.