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S-STEM Scholarship Deadline is Sept. 25

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Hagerstown Community College students majoring in a STEM-based program (science, technology, engineering, or math) are eligible to apply for a new S-STEM scholarship offered through the National Science Foundation.

The S-STEM scholarship offers assistance to students pursuing science, math, and technology majors and is based on unmet financial need, with the maximum scholarship capped at $5,000 per year or $2,500 per semester until a terminal degree is attained or up to four consecutive semesters.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, refugee, alien, or permanent resident alien
  • Be enrolled at HCC full-time (registered for 12 credits or more per semester) in one of the following programs:

    -Alternative energy technology, digital instrumentation and process control, industrial
     technology, or mechanical engineering technology (including computer-aided design)
    -Biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, or math
    -Cybersecurity, network administration, computer science, or computer forensics
  • Complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need defined by the U.S. Department of Education rules for federal financial aid
  • Demonstrate academic potential or ability through:

    -Scores on the SAT, ACT, or HCC’s Accuplacer tests for new students
    -Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale in coursework at HCC or in high school
  • Submit a completed application to the Student Financial Aid Office at or by dropping off an application in-person in the Administration and Student Affairs (ASA) Building on HCC's main campus

Application deadline is Sept. 25 for the fall 2013 semester. For more information about the scholarship or eligibility requirements, visit