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National Science Foundation (NSF) Science & Technology Scholarship

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Howard Community College's National Science Foundation (NSF) Science & Technology Scholarship Program is designed to encourage, mentor, and support full-time students majoring in any of  the following academic areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences

Scholarships will be awarded for up to two years beginning in Fall 2008.  New and current HCC students are eligible to apply. Scholarships vary in amount up to $6000 per year and can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment and other needs. Scholarship recipients will be part of a learning community. Each will be assigned a faculty mentor and participate in a range of activities related to their major.

Please note: Students qualifying for an NSF scholarship may also apply for financial adi and other scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident, or non-U.S. citizens in refugees or asylee statuses
  • Have financial need (as defined for undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education rules for Federal Financial Aid)
  • Enroll full-time (12 or more credits)
  • Have a 2.8 or higher grade point average (GPA)
  • Agree to participate in a one-credit seminar per term and other program activities.

Learn more:

  • Scholarship details
  • NSF Scholarship application
  • NSF recommendation form