Science and Math Scholarships at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Science Scholarships

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 ~$20,000.

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 juniors and seniors who are interested in majoring in one of the Division's programs come to campus for the Science Scholars Weekend in November to compete for scholarship awards.  Qualified participants have 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 awards are worth about $2,000 - $10,000 total over four years (or $500 - $2,500 per year). For more information about the next Science Scholars Weekend, check out the Science Scholars Weekend page.