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S-STEM Application Overview

This National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) project team invites applications for scholarships for new transfer students majoring in STEM. The last cohort accepted was transfer students from partner institutions transferring in Spring 2023. 

Eligibility Criteria below.


  • Full-time enrollment (minimum 12 units per semester) at CSUSB with a declared major in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science/Engineering, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics. Pre-Med tracks do not qualify. 
  • Transfer cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • Evidence of financial need, as determined by the CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of submitting your application.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in science and be actively pursuing a career in either scientific research, industry, or in teaching science in one of the STEM disciplines (Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science/Engineering, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics).

To Apply:

For Fall 2022 awards, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. You must be accepted to CSUSB to apply for this scholarship. To apply, follow the “S-STEM Transfer Student Application Form" below.  If you are currently an S-STEM scholar at one of our partner community colleges, please fill out the application provided by your local campus staff or contact Isabella Briguglio ( for an application.

Please submit your competed application to Isabella Briguglio with the subject line: S-STEM Application Spring 2023. Recommendation letters will be accepted as a scanned PDF format with either electronic or scanned wet signatures. 

Applicants also need to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) either through the CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or FAFSA website.

The deadline: S-STEM applications are reviewed as they are submitted. The review process will begin on or after November 1, 2022