Requirements

General Scholarship Requirements for All Applicants:
At the time of application each S-STEM applicant at LTU* must:

  • Be United States citizens, Nationals refugee aliens, or permanent residents at the time of application;
  • Enroll full time at LTU (12 credits, with at least 9 credits at LTU during the award period);
  • Demonstrate financial need by following the Department of Education guidelines;
  • Demonstrate leadership and academic potential;
  • Major in one of the four STEM programs, and
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above. core course GPA higher than 3.2, ranking in top 30%
  • Commit to meeting regularly with co-PI/advisor and participating in S-STEM activities
  • Agree to respond to surveys to determine employment or student status following graduation

           * Will discuss with the scholarship collaborator on MCCC scholars criteria.

 Required documentation list:

  • Completed NSF S-STEM scholarship application
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (one should be from a college professor or counselor at MCCC; one from a LTU professor and another can be from a community member or employer who can address your skills)
  • Personal statement addressing your educational and career goals which is an opportunity to let the scholarship committee know them more personally.

An additional requirement will be that these students are (1) completing two-year degrees in one of the industrial technology programs at Monroe County Community College (MCCC) :  Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET), Electronic and Computer Technology (ECT), Industrial Electricity/Electronic Technology (IET), Machine Manufacturing Technology (MMT), and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET); or (2) are S-STEM scholars who have completed one of the above technology programs and who chose to transfer into Lawrence Technological University (LTU) four-year electrical and computer engineering (ECE) programs to seek a B.S. These students will receive scholarships from the second year of pre-engineering program at MCCC to the fourth year of the LTU program.

Selection Process: Students will apply for S-STEM scholarships by first completing a FAFSA and then LTU’s standard scholarship application which is used for all scholarships distributed through LTU’s Financial Aid Office. These forms will be made available at financial aid and student support services offices on all campuses and in area high schools and targeted community organizations. The application that students will use to apply for S-STEM scholarships consists of four sections: personal and educational information, financial information, a one-page personal statement that addresses educational and career goals, and three letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Renewal: Scholarships will be renewed each term, provided that students continue to meet all eligibility requirements and demonstrate progress towards graduation. Scholarship award are available for the second year pre-engineering of MCCC students and five additional semesters for students continuing their education at LTU.

Reallocation Procedure: Regular monthly meetings between co-PIs and each S-STEM scholar will make it possible to identify and avoid any difficulties by ensuring that students receive the support they need. Student hardship will also be considered as a part of this decision and a deferral of scholarship funds may be offered, if justified. If at the end of any term, a student does not meet the criteria listed above, the remainder of the scholarship will be forfeited. The remaining money will then go to the next-ranked applicant who did not receive a scholarship.

To Do List for Interested Parties

If you are a new student:

1.  Complete application for admissions https://bnras1p.ltu.edu/pls/banner_pprds/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

2.  Submit all official transcripts from schools attended prior to attending LTU

3.  Complete FAFSA application on the web at www.fafsa.org

4.  Complete Placement Assessments

5.  Register for Classes

Make sure you review your email and direct mail after applying. The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services will be communicating with you regarding next steps, missing documents and scholarship opportunities. You do not want to waste time by not communicating back to us about your admissions to the university

 

If you are a returning student:

1.  Complete application for admissions if you have been gone from the university for three years or more https://bnras1p.ltu.edu/pls/banner_pprds/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

2.  Submit all official transcripts from any universities that you have attended since leaving LTU.

3.  Complete FAFSA application on the web at www.fafsa.org

4.  Complete upper classroom scholarship application http://www.ltu.edu/cm/attach/facb8eb5-4fd7-49de-85e7-df9f0077df84/UPPERCLASS%20SCHOLARSHIP%20APP_Rework7_11.pdf

5.  Contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to schedule an appointment to register once you have been admitted or re-admitted. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant to the Department Chair is Reka Dobbins and her email is rdobbins@ltu.edu and her telephone number is 1-248-204-2540.

6.  If you have been gone from the university less than three years, contact Reka to make an appointment for advising, because you just need to register