STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Concordia offers majors in seven STEM fields, including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience and physics. A minor in data analytics is available in addition to minors in each of previously listed major academic areas.
- A scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year for four years (+ guaranteed academic scholarships + additional awards based on merit and need)
- Academic support from STEM faculty members, academic counselors, tutors and peer mentors
- Career preparation in the form of research opportunities, mentoring from STEM professionals, job shadows and paid internships
Any prospective traditional freshman entering Concordia in the fall of 2017 or 2018 with a strong interest in a STEM major and a STEM-related career may apply to the FOCUS program. Twelve students will be selected based on financial need, academic potential and interest in pursuing a STEM major and STEM career.
To maintain eligibility, awardees must:
- Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Make adequate progress toward a STEM degree
- Attend at least one advising session with a STEM faculty mentor per semester
- Participate in at least one FOCUS event per semester
- Show continued evidence of financial need
- Apply for admission to the college for the fall 2018 semester.
- Submit your FAFSA–The FAFSA is required in order to be considered for the STEM Scholarship.
- Complete the application for the STEM Scholarship. All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee to determine eligibility and student qualifications.
Screening of applicants will begin on February 15.
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Research at Concordia
Concordia faculty members are nationally respected experts who regularly involve students in their research activities. Students at Concordia become involved in planning research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and sometimes even serving as co-authors of scholarly works.Student research
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This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1643998.