National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship program

Davenport University received a five-year, $650K grant to educate low-income, academically talented students.

According to the NSF, the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce and contributes to the success of low-income, academically talented students. Qualified students are eligible to receive up to $7,000 per year that is to be used to help eliminate any intermittent external conflicts that may pose barriers to full-time enrollment in their degree program –– such as a full-time job.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time pursuing either a B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CS).

Davenport University is recognized as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Scholarship benefits

  • Academic-year stipends averaging around $7,000 per year
  • Scholars participating in the program will be eligible for the university's Employment Guarantee
  • Mentoring and coaching from a local industry expert in the field

Application information

Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be open for transfer students. Please review the application steps below. 

Application steps: 

  1. Fill out the application 

  2. Find and complete your supporting documentation: 
    • Resume
    • Recognitions, honors and awards
    • 1 letter of reference
    • Personal statement/essay

Submit steps 1 and 2 to

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2030655. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.