GFSTEM Scholars Program

The Goizueta Foundation STEM Scholars Program provides full-time summer research experiences to Agnes Scott students.  The goal of the program is to prepare majors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for success in graduate school and professional training in STEM fields.  Students are mentored by ASC faculty conducting authentic, cutting-edge research projects. The full-time experience of conducting real science (with all its challenges and rewards) helps students build necessary skills for graduate training as well as see if this is a good fit for their interests. 

  • Program dates: June 1- July 31, 2018
  • Research awards: Up to max of $3,200.00 for 8 week research project
  • Full-time research: 40 hours per week
  • Research ethics seminars series
  • Professional development workshop series
  • STEM community talks and social events



Please note that prior research experience is NOT required. Prerequisite coursework and skills
depend on each individual project. All STEM interested students are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for STEM Scholars Program funding in summer 2018, applicants must:
• Be an ASC student, currently enrolled, in good standing
• Be a STEM major or intending a STEM-related career
• Commit to full attendance and participation during the program dates: June 1- July 31, 2018
• Submit a valid application by the deadline
• Not have earned a previous B.A. or B.S. or plan to graduate before May 2019


During June and July, the Goizueta Foundation STEM Scholars Program provides funding for faculty-student collaborative research, including:

  • Student awards: up to a maximum of $3200.00 for 8 weeks at ASC
  • Student housing: ASC housing during Summer I & II session; double occupancy; interim housing (outside program dates) is not covered by program
  • Student support to pursue mentored research at another ARCHE institution. See proposal instructions for this option.

GFSTEM Scholars Program – 2018 Student Application

Application Process
  1. Access application information and documents using the tabs above.
  2. Review the 2018 research project list.
  3. Consider project requirements as well as your interests, skills, & coursework relevant to each project
  4. Consider your goals (big & small, short-term & career).
  5. Complete the online application using the apply button below.
  6. Upload a personal statement (see detailed instructions below)
    Optional: Submit a proposal to conduct summer research in a non-ASC ARCHE lab, by following the proposal guide.
  7. Submit a complete and valid application and documents by the deadline: 
    5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Personal Statement Instructions
Consider your academic & career goals, and what you hope to gain from a research experience this summer.  Why have you prioritized the projects you selected?  What preparation do you bring to these particular projects? What goals do you have for yourself for the projects you ranked highly?   Address how research will advance your academic and/or career goals.  Format as follows:

  • Word document, 1 page, max 500 words
  • include word count at bottom of page
  • font size: 11 or larger
  • name your file as Lastname_Firstname_PS.docx

Before applying, please note:

You must start and complete your submission in one sitting.  Application does not permit "save and exit".  If you must correct an error (including incorrect document attached) please resubmit the form.  Your prior submissions will not be reviewed.  Please minimize repeat submissions.

Tue      1/16     1pm & 5pm Info Sessions for students, BSC Atrium
Tue      1/23     1pm & 5pm Info Sessions for students, BSC Atrium
Tue      1/30     1pm & 5pm Info Sessions for students, BSC Atrium
Fri        2/09     Student Application opens for GFSTEM Scholars Program
Wed    2/21    Student Applications due by 5:00 p.m.
  ~Mid-April     GFSTEM Scholarship notifications to students

For more information, contact:


NOTE: A proposal is NOT REQUIRED for projects with ASC faculty in the GFSTEM Scholars Program. It is only required for students who want to apply for funding to work with a researcher at another institution.

The Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) includes Agnes Scott College and nineteen other institutions. Agnes Scott College students may use the following guidelines to propose a STEM research project with any ARCHE lab for consideration with their application to the Goizueta Foundation STEM Scholars Program. Upload proposal and PI permission document with application.

Formatting Requirements
4 pages maximum, including figures (figures are optional)
Margins > .70 inch
Font: 11 point and larger
Line spacing: single or greater
Document type:  Word doc or pdf
Document filename:  Lastname_Firstname_Proposal2018

Guideline for Student Research Proposal