Become an Excelerate in STEM Scholar

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Excelerate in STEM scholarship program will award up to $4,500 per academic year to STEM students who demonstrate a financial need. Excelerate in STEM scholars will build leadership skills, engage in mentoring, and foster a strong sense of STEM identity throughout the duration of the program. Apply below or for more information, contact us via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Para obtener información en español, consulte nuestro folleto.
Sobresalga en una carrera STEM

Excelerate in STEM Scholarship Benefits

  • Up to $4,500 per academic year
  • Student cohorts
  • Priority Registration
  • Access to tutors
  • Faculty and Peer mentoring
  • Paid entry to Summer Bridge Program
  • Leadership Courses for College Credit

Eligibility

  • US Citizen, Nationals, Permanent Residents or Eligible Documented Immigrants
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in an Excelerate in STEM eligible discipline
    • Biological Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Computer and Information Science
    • Engineering
    • Technology Fields
  • Demonstrate academic ability or potential
  • Demonstrated financial need

Criteria

  • High School Diploma
    • GPA of 2.75
    • ACT score of 18 overall and 18 on the math section or equivalent standardized score
    • Recommended by a mathematics instructor if submitting a standardized test score alternative to the ACT

OR

  • GED Recipients
    • 90th percentile or above on the math section
    • ACT score of 18 overall and 18 on the math section or equivalent standardized test score
  • Substitute awardees must have 2.75 GPA at MGCCC in place of high school GPA and ACT score
  • Exhibit leadership qualities and community service
  • Experience and active participation in professional organizations, clubs, or community activities
  • Recipients must follow an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree plan

Application Requirements

  • Personal essay*
    • 300-500 words explaining your interest in STEM
    • How are you uniquely qualified for this scholarship?
    • How will you benefit as a recipient?
  • Contact information for 2 references who will provide letters of recommendation*
  • Have submitted the application for admission and been accepted to MGCCC
  • High school and/or community college transcripts**
  • FAFSA data**


* Submitted with the scholarship application
** Submitted with admission requirements to the Office of Admissions

Application Process

Submit the online application. Students will need to submit a personal essay with the application and also provide the names and email addresses of 2 people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Students who are in consideration for an Excelerate in STEM Scholarship will be required to complete an interview with the Campus Leadership Support Team. Students who are selected for an Excelerate in STEM Scholarship must sign a statement of intent to complete a degree program in STEM and enroll in online leadership courses.

The application period will open again in the spring 2023 semester.

Scholarship Continuation

Scholarship continuation will be based on the following:

  • Maintain at least half-time status in STEM Programs
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA
  • Demonstrate progress toward meeting degree requirements
  • Documented financial need
  • Recommendation for continuation by Campus Leadership Support Team

Excelerate in STEM Scholarship Contact Form

If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
If applicable
Contact
Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Want to attend MGCCC?

Contact a College Representative