SSTEM Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Be a first-time freshman
  • Be accepted into the Applied Mathematics or Bioscience major at Farmingdale State College
  • Have a strong academic record in high school
  • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the financial aid office
  • Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM (including those who identify as African American/African-descent/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan, and/or first-generation students) are encouraged to apply
  • Students from Long Island and New York City High Schools are eligible to apply

Retention Criteria

Requirements for continued participation in the program will include:

  • Remain a Biology or Applied Math major at Farmingdale State College
  • Full-time student status
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0
  • Satisfactory academic progress in chosen major

How to Apply

  • Fill out application
  • Upload Personal Essay to the scholarship link (up to 1,000 words answering "What motivates me to go to college and to major in the discipline that I have chosen?")
  • Include the names of two individuals that will provide letters of reference (one from an HS math/biology teacher and one from an HS guidance counselor)

SSTEM Scholarship

Farmingdale State College

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


 Dr. Kerry A. Lutz
 SSTEM Coordinator

Last Modified 3/29/21