The STEM Career Opportunities in Nebraska: Networks,
Experiential-learning, and Computational Thinking (STEM CONNECT) is an NSF-funded S-STEM (Scholarships in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) scholarship program forming a partnership among the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Southeast Community College (SCC), and Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC).
STEM CONNECT awards scholarships to and provides curricular and co-curricular support to academically talented,
low-income students with interest in careers that require strong skills in mathematics or computer science.
The STEM CONNECT Scholarship program welcomes applications from students who will be first year or second year
students in Fall 2022. Funded by the National Science Foundation, these scholarships seek to attract and support
academically talented, low-income students with interest in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and
mathematics) career that requires strong skills in mathematics or computer science.
LEARN MORE AT SCIMATH.UNL.EDU/STEM-CONNECT
Applications received after September 7, 2022 will be considered for the Spring 2023 Semester.
STEM CONNECT is a need-based federal scholarship program. To be considered for a STEM CONNECT scholarship, your family must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students who will attend Southeast Community College or Western Nebraska Community College in Fall 2022 are eligible to apply if they:
Note: SCC students interested in Health (e.g., nursing, medicine) are not eligible.
Applicants are eligible for an $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester) scholarship at SCC or WNCC. STEM CONNECT Scholars may renew their scholarship through Fall 2024 provided they continue to demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements. Scholars who transfer to UNL will be considered for an UNL STEM CONNECT scholarship depending on the availability of scholarship funds at the time they transfer.
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