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Eligibility Criteria

NSF S-STEM at York College Program Eligibility and Retention Criteria

Eligibility

To qualify, a successful applicant,

  • Must be a citizen of the United States, national of the United States, alien admitted as a refugee, or alien lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credits per semester) in the following majors: Chemistry (BA/BS), Computer Science (BS), Mathematics (BA/BS), or Physics (BS).
  • Must obtain Pell Grant eligibility via the FAFSA to receive an award.
  • Must have an 85% high school average.
  • Must agree to participate in seminar courses, which include multidisciplinary STEM projects and/or research components.
  • Must agree to participate in a cohort in foundational math courses.

Retention Criteria

  • Maintain a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in the courses required for the major. *
  • Must continue to be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credits per semester) in the following majors: Chemistry (BA/BS), Computer Science (BS), Mathematics (BA/BS), or Physics (BS).
  • A scholar recipient is also expected to:
    • Actively participate in S-STEM's seminars and workshops
    • Actively participate in internship, experimental learning, and research opportunities 

* Scholars who do not meet the GPA requirement will be placed on probation for one semester and work with a mentor on a remediation plan to increase the GPA.