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About Elm STEMs

The Elms College Elm STEMs program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who attend Elms College full-time and major in STEM fields.  First year students interested in majors in Biology, Computer Information Technology, Chemistry, or Mathematics are invited to apply to the Elm STEMs program. Students majoring in pre-medical studies or education are not eligible to participate.

The scholarships range from $3,800 - $10,000 a year until graduation at Elms College for students who maintain 3.0 GPA and full-time status in their STEM major. In addition, the Elm STEMs program provides opportunities for:

  • Lab and Field Research
  • Science and technology internships
  • STEM-related service learning
  • Industry experiential career enrichment
  • Networking with industry professionals

Careers in STEM

Math and science skills are needed in a number of high-growth industries including advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, biotechnology, and information technology.

Physical and Life Sciences Occupations

• Molecular biologists
• Microbiologists
• Chemists
• Environmental scientists
• Forensic scientists

Technology Occupations

• Programmers
• Software and network engineers
• Web developers
• Database and system administrators
• Tech support specialists

Math Occupations

• Actuaries
• Mathematicians
• Operations research analysts
• Statisticians




To be eligible for the Elm STEMs scholarship, you must meet the requirements listed below. Underrepresented communities in the sciences such as minorities, female students, and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Be a prospective full-time first year student at Elms College
  • Be a prospective major in Biology, Computer Information Technology, Chemistry, or Mathematics, except for clinical fields such as pre-medical or teaching professions (K-12 Education)
  • Be a US citizen, alien admitted as refugee, or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence
  • Have documented financial need

Want more information?

For interested students, parents, teachers and counselors you can request additional details on the Elm STEMs Scholarship program by completing our inquiry form .

To Apply

We are now accepting scholarship applications from students who are applying to Elms College for Fall 2016. Applications will be reviewed starting March 1st 2016, and applicants will be informed of decisions by mid-March.

  • Apply to Elms College as a full-time first year student . Your application to Elms College will include an essay, recommendation letters, your high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores. It is suggested that one of your recommendation letters is from a science, technology, or mathematics teacher.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for financial need. Elms College school code for the FAFSA is 002140.
  • Complete and submit the Elms College Elm STEMs scholarship application form.
  • Qualified applicants may be called for an interview, and scholarship decisions will be made in Spring, preceeding the Fall semester start date.


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