NSF Success in STEM Grant-Funded Scholarship

The NSF Success in STEM Scholarship is a grant-funded scholarship that is available for students in Engineering, Animal Science including pre-veterinarian, Plant and Soil Science, Biology, Geosciences, Environmental and Soil Sciences, and Mathematics.

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or national, or eligible non-citizen;
  • Must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester) in one of the targeted disciplines that lead to an associate’s degree in an area associated with a targeted STEM discipline;
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education;

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent Federal agency created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950,as amended (42 USC 1861-75). The Act states the purpose of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; [and] to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engineering.” NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the US. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of Federal support to academic institutions for basic research.


Up to 30 eligible students may qualify for full scholarships of $3,400 per semester from the National Science Foundation to cover tuition, fees, books and possibly a cash stipend. All interested students must complete a scholarship application by going to http://pstcc.academicworks.com, signing in with their MyPellissippi username and password and completing the general scholarship application. Qualified applicants will then be contacted by the NSF Pellissippi State Grant team administering this grant.

The scholarship deadline for consideration for the NSF Success in STEM Grant-Funded Scholarships is August 15, 2018.