NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant - Coastal Carolina University
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Start your engineering career with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM Scholarship!

Program Information

The S-STEM CARES @ CCU Engineering Scholarship program aims to support high-achieving, low-income undergraduate engineering science majors with demonstrated financial need. The S-STEM CARES program will provide a renewable, last-dollar scholarship (up to $15,000 after all other grants and scholarships have been taken into account) to *eligible incoming first-year students who have applied to CCU for Fall 2024 and are majoring in Engineering Science through graduation (up to eight semesters of support).

During their time in the program, scholars will participate in various activities in support of their studies and career aspirations, such as a summer bridge program, mentoring from peers, faculty, and later, job-site mentors, specialized course schedules for introductory courses, and early, paid research and internship experiences. This program is funded through the National Science Foundation S-STEM grant (FAIN 2325921).

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If you have any questions about the program or application, please contact Dr. George Hitt, department chair for the Department of Physics and Engineering Science, at ghitt@coastal.edu.  

If you have any questions about the FAFSA, please contact the CCU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at finaid@coastal.edu or 800-277-7000, extension 2313.

Coastal Carolina University is a comprehensive, public liberal arts institution in Conway, South Carolina. More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with world-class faculty and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 145 student clubs and organizations.