What is STEM?
Daytona State College’s STEM Community Scholars Program aims to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. The sole purpose of the STEM Community Scholars program is to ensure that your success meets or exceeds your potential.
To become a STEM Community Scholar, you must:
- Be in an associate of arts degree program or associate of science degree program
- Earn and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75
Students who are enrolled as STEM Community Scholars will be exposed to the following degrees offered by 4-year institutions.
- Forensic Sciences
- Marine Biology
- Computer Science
- Engineering Technology
- Environmental Science
The STEM Scholars Experience
- Increases your knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Provides academic support throughout the year that is relevant to your course work
- Offers activities that engage you in workforce-related STEM experiences
- Provides financial support during the school year
- Gives you opportunities to meet with STEM professionals to discuss your goals and future plans
- Acquaints you with STEM careers
How you benefit as a STEM scholar
Being a STEM scholar can help you in many ways during your studies at Daytona State College, as well as when planning for the next step in your education. Participates in the program receive the following benefits:
- Stipend and resources for financial assistance
- Personalized academic advising tailored to your program at Daytona State; transfer advising to other four-year institutions upon graduation
- Social events and networking
- STEM conference attendance opportunities
- STEM faculty mentoring
- Visits to various Florida colleges and universities
Fall 2013 Events Calendar
STEM Community Scholars Application
*Please email your essay separately
**When you have completed the Application, click "Submit Form" at the top of the document.
If you have issues opening the application, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
Dr. Christian Rivera
STEM Community Scholars Program Coordinator
Phone: (386) 506-3711
Location: Building 330, room 205
Phone: (386) 506-3295
Location: Building 330, room 202