Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) Scholarships
Albright College has been awarded more than $627,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors who are interested in how these fields apply to the environment.
The National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) grant will fund the new Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) scholarship program and will facilitate underserved and financially needy students’ entry into and persistence in the sciences. The first scholarships will be awarded to freshmen in fall 2015. Each student will receive a total of up to $22,500 over his or her four years.
The NSF S-STEM grant also provides funding for student support, including tutoring, monthly meetings, a speaker’s series to bring industry practitioners to campus, and retreats for recipients to focus on cohort building and honing academic skills.
To be eligible for the grant, students must be incoming freshmen pursuing STEM majors and be interested in marrying their STEM major with environmentally related issues.
Associate Professor Stephen G. Mech, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Bryce Brylawski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Christian S. Hamann, Ph.D.
Applicants should apply for admission and for ACES by January 1 of their senior year of high school.
- Application Requirements
- Minimum HS GPA of 3.5 (with a science and math GPA of 3.5)
- Four science and four mathematics courses completed by HS graduation
- U.S. or permanent resident
- Application essay
- Three letters of support from high school guidance counselor and/or STEM teachers
- Declare an environmentally oriented STEM major
- Program Requirements
- Maintain 3.0 GPA
- Maintain enrollment in STEM major
- Receive quality grade (C or better) in at least one STEM course each semester
- Attend a minimum of three ACES programs (seminars, workshops and field trips) each semester
- Peer-led team learning groups
- Dedicated ACES tutors available through the Academic Learning Center
- Professional Development
- Each student assigned a mentor who is a practicing professional in an environmental STEM field
- Internship opportunities
- Career development activities
Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1356391. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.