Eligibility for Biology and Mathematics STEM Programs

Below is what you need to know for eligibility, selection criteria and retention criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility

The following criteria will determine eligibility.

  1. Citizenship. Candidates must be citizens of the United States; or nationals of the U.S. as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted as refugees to the U.S for permanent residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  2. Declaration of Major. Candidates must declare a major in biology or math.
  3. Initial awards will be made to students with full-time status. A student will be permitted to continue in the project as a part-time student, at least half-time; their award will be adjusted based on need.
  4. Financial Need. Students must be low-income, defined as being Pell-eligible, and have an unmet financial need of at least $5,000, as determined by SFS.
  5. GPA. All incoming students must have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 as determined by the Office of Admissions during the admissions process.
    • Initially, LWC will screen all applicants for eligibility. The Admissions Office will use citizenship, full-time status, and an intended major of biology or math as screening criteria. LWC will encourage potential students to complete the FAFSA form to determine need. All students meeting full eligibility requirements will be encouraged to apply to the UP project through multiple channels. First contact will be made by admission counselors by mail, and/or e-mail; this will be followed by mail, email, and phone call communication.