S-STEM Scholarship Program

The College of Engineering at Wichita State is excited to be recruiting the first cohort to be part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program.

This program aims to increase the success of low-income, academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing degrees in engineering and are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing. 

Scholarship Amount

The total award will be approximately $18,750 spread out over 4 academic years.  

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250

Program Eligibility 

Program Features 

In addition to receiving a scholarship, the S-STEM Scholars will receive regular faculty mentoring, and will be able to access internship opportunities and other professional development activities.
The NSF S-STEM activities will also include mentor meetings, participation in the ACE or Spirit Strong Mentoring program, professional development seminars, and social events dedicated to help support students throughout their time at Wichita State. 

How to apply to be an S-STEM Scholar

  1. Complete your WSU Application
  2. Complete your FAFSA and indicate on your FAFSA form to send results to WSU to confirm eligibility for this scholarship. 
  3. Compete online application form by Friday, February 17th. 
    • On a separate document, discuss how participating in the S-STEM Program will support your long-term educational goals and future career plans. Please mention why you are interested in the Engineering field and your interest in advanced manufacturing. Your response will be limited to 3500 characters (1 page single spaced) 
    • You may also submit a video instead of an essay (3-4 minute length) by uploading it to the applicatoin. If you have troubles uploading, please e-mail to Jacob.mendez@wichita.edu
  4. Have one letter of recommendation submitted by your current high school Science, Math or PLTW Teacher. Send your reference the following letter that includes more details about what information is needed for the reference to be completed. 
  5. References will upload their recommendation letters and complete a brief questionnaire for each candidate they are recommending using the reference form link.