Admission to the STEM Scholar Community is based on receiving a STEM Scholarship, which is
All first-year applicants to UConn are reviewed for the Honors Program and merit scholarships. STEM Scholarship awards are made during this review process and are based on strong academic performance in high school, experience in and commitment to STEM outside of the classroom, and community engagement. There is no separate application for prospective first-year students for the Honors Program or the STEM Scholar Community.
Prospective first-year students are encouraged to apply to UConn by the priority deadline of December 1st for consideration for all merit scholarships, which includes STEM Scholarships. There are different STEM Scholarship types as they are connected to other merit awards. The STEM financial portion of an award (which varies based on scholarship type) is connected to remaining in the Honors Program and retaining a STEM major.
Current and transfer students are not eligible for STEM Scholarships, as awards are made at time of admission for first-year students. However, current and transfer students can apply to be in the Honors Program.