STEM Scholars Program

The STEM Scholars Program is designed to help STEM majors at NKU to succeed in their undergraduate studies and prepare for their future career. STEM Scholars are a cohort of STEM undergraduate students that participate in academic and extracurricular activities designed to promote individual growth as a STEM major.


Program Features

• Students with financial need are eligible for scholarship money

• Priority Registration each semester

• Peer Mentoring from upperclassmen STEM Majors

• Faculty Mentoring from STEM faculty members

• Enrollment in SCI 100/101 intro course to help you navigate your first year at NKU and prepare you for your future career

• Special recognition as a STEM Scholar for all eligible years

• Placement in a learning community cohort with fellow STEM Scholars



• Achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school

• Score a 22 Mathematics ACT or 520 Mathematics SAT or higher

• Apply for admission as a first-time full-time freshman by February 15, 2019*

• Choose one of the following STEM programs of study when you fill out your application:

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Data Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Neuroscience, Physics, or Statistics

• Attend our open house event in the spring and interview for the program.


*While not required, it is strongly recommended that you complete the FAFSA application by February 1, 2019.


How do I apply?

If you meet the eligibility requirements stated above, you will be placed on a list of eligible STEM Scholars students. There is no additional application required to be considered. Select eligible students will be invited to participate in an on campus open house and interview for final selections. All students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA application. Information on this can be found on NKU's Financial Aid Website. It is recommended to have your FAFSA completed by February 1st, 2019. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email


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