Stem Scholars Program

STEM Scholars Program

Baldwin Wallace University offers an innovative, proven success program to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). BW’s STEM Scholars receive holistic support and are twice as likely to graduate with a STEM degree and do so within four years. Apply today and join a community of students just like you who are passionate about succeeding in STEM!

The application deadline is Monday, April 4, 2016 for incoming freshman and Friday, July 15, 2016 for transfer students. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and candidates will be notified of their admittance status on a rolling basis. Space is limited and early applications are strongly encouraged!

Why STEM?

According to a report by the Center on Education and the Workforce, eight million new jobs will be available in STEM-related fields by 2018. People with a bachelor's degree in a STEM major earn roughly $500,000 more over their lifetimes than non-STEM majors.

Why BW?

As a BW freshman, you can collaborate with faculty, work in state-of-the-art facilities and conduct research. Why wait until you are an upperclassman? Having the opportunity to gain four years of hands-on experience before you graduate sets you apart when applying for jobs or graduate and professional schools. 

Why be a STEM Scholar?

STEM Scholars will:

  • Join a supportive community of STEM students with similar interests
  • Receive one-on-one support from a STEM success coach
  • Develop valuable professional and social connections
  • Work with a STEM success coach to identify and apply for scholarships and internships
  • Participate in exclusive STEM programming based on students’ interests
  • Live in the STEM living-learning community with other STEM majors (residential students)
  • Complete a first-year experience course with fellow STEM majors (first-year students)
  • Maintain good academic standing and earn a satisfactory GPA (at least a 2.5 GPA for freshmen)
  • Be twice as likely to graduate with a STEM degree in four years!

How do I qualify?

  • Incoming freshmen and transfer STEM students who have been admitted to BW are eligible to apply.
  • Students who are first-generation, economically disadvantaged or underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible majors include: biology, chemistry, computer science (and related majors), engineering, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and sustainability (quantitative and science tracks).

Application & Deadlines

Complete applications consist of: (1) a student application and (2) a nomination completed by a STEM teacher. Adult students transitioning from the workforce to college may submit a nomination completed by a professional supervisor.  All applications must be submitted electronically, and you will receive confirmation of receipt within 48 hours.

The application deadline is Monday, April 4, 2016 for incoming freshman and Friday, July 15, 2016 for transfer students. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and candidates will be notified of their admittance status on a rolling basis. Space is limited and early applications are strongly encouraged!

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Contact Us

Please send questions to stem@bw.edu.