Deadline to submit application: FEBRUARY 25, 2015

As part of the Strengthening the NCSG Partnership with the NCCCS to Enhance STEM-Based Learning program, NC Space Grant (NCSG) is offering a competitive scholarship opportunity for community college students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines at any campus in the NC Community College System (NCCCS). These $5,000 scholarships are competitive awards based on academic merit.

The Community College STEM Scholarship award will provide students with $5,000 in their sophomore year (fall semester 2015/spring semester 2016) as long as the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and meets other requirements of the award. This scholarship is based on academic merit and potential for successful matriculation into a 4-year degree program.  Awards will be distributed at the end of each semester pending the submission of required reports/projects.

Underrepresented minorities, females, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Community College STEM Scholarship Goals:

Eligibility Requirements:

Application Timeline:
Applications are due by February 25, 2015.  Awards will be announced in April 2015 with funding provided directly to students beginning with the fall semester 2015.

To Apply for a Community College STEM Scholarship, click HERE.

Jobi Cook, Associate Director, NC Space Grant;; 919-515-5933

Required Application Components:


Transcripts are required of all applicants to validate eligibility and for review during the selection process. Applicant will need to obtain a transcript directly from their high school and scan and upload a PDF version when completing the online application.  Unofficial transcripts or official transcripts are accepted at time of application.

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Applicants without recent high school transcripts such as students completing a GED or home-schooled students should submit a detailed description of academic preparation and any certificates, diplomas, or other achievements received within the online application system. Non-traditional students with a significant gap since attending prior formal education should describe recent work experience, other professional and personal development, and other factors to describe academic and workforce preparation.

Administrative and Reporting Requirements for Award Recipients:

Scholarship Timeline (Academic Year 2015-2016):