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 have the opportunity to be mentored one-on-one by ASC faculty and to participate in their authentic, cutting-edge research projects. The full-time experience of conducting real science (with all its challenges and rewards) can help students build necessary skills for graduate training as well as see if this is a good fit for their interests. 

  • The goal of the Goizueta Foundation STEM Scholars Program is to provide experiences for STEM students that will prepare them for success in graduate school in STEM fields.  For purposes of this grant, STEM fields are defined as physics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and neuroscience, and any variant of these. 
  • The program will support participating students to conduct full-time research on the Agnes Scott campus during June & July.  In 2018, we anticipate awarding 10 or more GFSTEM Scholars with research stipends and housing at ASC.  Additionally, up to five GFSTEM Scholars may be funded to conduct research at other ARCHE institutions.  Students must be able to fully commit to attendance and participation during the program dates.  The 2018 summer program dates are June 1 - July 31, 2018 at Agnes Scott campus and may differ at ARCHE institutions. 
  • GFSTEM Scholars Program activities will include events to foster an active and connected research community.  Workshops and curricula will support productive mentorship and help students to build professional research skills, navigate research ethics resources, and get the most out of their summer research experience. 

Please note that prior research experience is NOT required. Prerequisite coursework and skills
depend on each individual project. All STEM majors and first-year students intending STEM majors 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 a first-year student intending a STEM major
• Not have earned a previous B.A. or B.S. or plan to graduate before May 2019
• Commit to full attendance and participation during the program dates: June 1- July 31, 2018
• Submit a valid application by the deadline

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.

Goizueta Foundation STEM Scholars Program – 2018 Student Application

The application for summer 2018 will open in January 2018.