NSF S-STEM Scholarships

Are you interested in pursuing an education in the Environmental and Applied Sciences? The UW-Stout National Science Foundation STEM STARS Scholarship program will provide a scholarship of up to $5,000 for one year to incoming and current Environmental Science and Applied Science students.

STEM Stars Scholarships

Recipients will be awarded a maximum of $5,000 each for one year or their FAFSA estimated financial need, whichever is less. Students can apply for the scholarship multiple years.

How to Apply:

  1. Applications can be submitted starting at any time.  Please download and complete the STEM STARS application form (Mailing directions can be found on the form).

    • Be sure to declare Environmental Science or Applied Science as your major

  2. Highly ranked applicants will be interviewed by members of the review committee to determine interest and commitment in completing a B.S. degree in Environmental Science or Applied Science.

  3.  There is a rolling deadline.

  4. Applicants will be notified within four weeks of turning in all application materials.


Scholarship students must meet the NSF S-STEM requirements for citizenship, major, academic potential, and need. Students must be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.  

Students must furthermore demonstrate financial need, defined for undergraduate students by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid.  

They must also be enrolled full time (12 credits) in a degree program at the baccalaureate level in the Environmental Science or Applied Science Program; enrollment must be full-time for each semester a student receives a scholarship.


All NSF S‐STEM Scholarship winners will:

  • Meet with their designated adviser on a monthly basis

  • Partner with one advanced scholar who will act as peer mentor and act as a peer mentor during second year in the program

  • Participate in service learning projects that improve and enrich their lives as well as support their community

  • Pursue involvement in undergraduate research and interact with industry and academic leaders

  • Disseminate the results of their work at regional, national and international forums

"Polytechnic Mission, Applied Science Vision"

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation
under NSF S-STEM Grant No. 0849441.


More Information

For more information, contact:

Krista James
327 Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

Email: jamesk@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715-232-1557