NSF STEM Scholarship Program

NSF STEM Scholarship Program


  • Penn State Harrisburg, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) has created a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship program to increase recruitment and retention of students interested in STEM fields.
  • Preference will be given to women and members of under-represented groups, including low-income and first generation college students.
  • Scholarships are competitive and approximately 20 awards will be made each year. Selected scholars may receive up to $8,000 per year.
  • Scholarships are renewable as long as academic excellence and program participation requirements are met.


  • NOTE: No applications are being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year.


For more information, contact any of the persons below:


Students are eligible to apply for a Penn State Harrisburg NSF STEM Scholarship if they:

  1. are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens;
  2. have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year by March 1. The FAFSA can be completed at fafsa.gov using the school code 003329.
  3. have been offered admission to Penn State Harrisburg and;
  4. have indicated an intention to major in a STEM field on their Penn State application.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1154516.