STEM Scholars receive a renewable scholarship for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate study contingent upon meeting the terms and conditions set by the University and the following specific to STEM Scholars:
STEM Academic Excellence, STEM Leadership, and STEM Presidential Scholars are merit offers consisting of a STEM Scholar Award and an associated scholarship such as Academic Excellence, Leadership, or Presidential Scholars. These awards are a renewable fixed amount for a maximum of eight semesters of full-time undergraduate study contingent upon meeting the terms and conditions set by the University as follows:
- Students must have continuous enrollment in a STEM major, as defined by the University. For a list of approved majors, please visit http://admissions.uconn.edu/academics/stem
- Students must have continuous enrollment in the Honors Program and meet all Honors Program academic and participation requirements. For a list of requirements, please visit http://honors.uconn.edu/requirements/
- Students must participate in approved curricular and extra-curricular STEM activities defined by the Honors Program which may include:
- STEM-designated Honors seminar and courses
- STEM-focused events and activities
- STEM-focused research, internships, and education abroad.
*For a full list of these activities, please visit http://honors.uconn.edu/stem-scholar-opportunities/
Failure to achieve and maintain the conditions above will result in a reduction and/or adjustment to a non-STEM Merit Scholarship such as Academic Excellence, Leadership or Presidential Scholarship as long as the required minimum grade point average of a 2.5 is maintained. Academic Excellence and Leadership have a lower value than STEM Academic Excellence and STEM Leadership. Presidential Scholars holds the same value as STEM Presidential Scholars. The non-STEM Merit scholarship component of this award will continue applying as long as all applicable policies and conditions are met for the remainder of the eight semesters of undergraduate study at the University of Connecticut. Students must carefully review and accept all policies and conditions before accepting this award.