To increase the number of students enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).



  • Work "hands-on" with research mentors
  • Attend national scientific meetings to present your research
  • Be exposed to scientific writing and speaking
  • Receive career and graduate school guidance
  • Receive tutorial in STEM gatekeeping courses
  • Receive a GRE Preparation Course
  • Participate in summer research internships


  • An NSF supported STEM scholar will receive a stipend of $3500 per academic year for a maximum of four (regular) academic years (annual evaluation)
  • A total of 40 scholarships are available under this program for 2010 Fall.
  • As a sophomore, scholars can work in a laboratory for 10 hours per week with a research scientist in a work-study program. Scholars will receive an additional $300 stipend for this program.


  • Have a cumulative high school/college GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have an SAT or ACT compatible combined score of at least 970.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in STEM disciplines.
  • Agree to abide by university and program rules and regulations.
  • Scholars must maintain full-time status with a minimum of 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Scholars must sign a Scholarship Memorandum of Understanding to fully participate in the program.


  • Eligible applicants must be entering freshmen or sophomore to the Fort Valley State University.
  • Have completed an application form.
  • Submitted official high school/college transcripts.
  • Submitted two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: MAY 7, 2010





For more extensive description of the program write or visit:


Dr. Sarwan Dhir
NSF HBCU-UP & STEM Program Director

E-mail: dhirs0@fvsu.edu
113 Alva Tabor Building
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030


Angela Askew Hite

NSF HBCU-UP & STEM Program Coordinator
Email : askewa@fvsu.edu
Phone: (478)825-6887


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