Science Scholars - Building on a tradition of excellence in educating students in math/science disciplines, capitalizing on our state-of-the-art academic learning facilities, and utilizing a monetary incentive of $12,000 per student (over four years), the Science Scholars Program at St. John Fisher College is designed to stimulate the enrollment of academically superior first-year students in the math/science majors. The Science Scholars Program will allow Fisher to graduate an increasing number of exceptional math/science majors, who will distinguish themselves beyond graduation by working in the fields of mathematics and science. Learn more about this program! Specifics of the Program: The program is designed for students who intend to major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics/Science/ Technology Education, and Physics, and who plan to enter Fisher as full-time freshmen directly out of high school.
Qualifications - Students who qualify for the top two tiers of merit-based scholarships at Fisher, and who intend to pursue one of the eligible majors, are automatically considered for the Science Scholars Program. Eligible students typically have maintained a grade point average of 3.6 or above in high school, rank in the top twenty percent of their class, and have SAT scores of 1,100 or higher. Students must apply for admission prior to February 1st to be considered for the Science Scholars Program.
The invitation to participate in the Science Scholars Program is made after the student is admitted to St. John Fisher College. Students who qualify for Science Scholars Program consideration are required to complete a separate application.
Students selected for the Science Scholars Program will be notified by March 31st.
Opportunities for Scholarship
Students admitted to the Science Scholars Program will receive a $12,000 scholarship over four years, in addition to any other merit-based or special scholarship awards they qualify for. The Science Scholars Program annual scholarship amount is $3,000 ($2,500 in scholarship and $500 in the form of a book voucher). Students will also receive a laptop computer to use throughout their four years of enrollment at Fisher.
The Science Scholarship may be combined with the Trustees’ or Presidential Scholarship Awards. It may also be combined with any need-based aid offered by Fisher. It may not be combined with the Honors Program stipend, Service Scholarship, or First Generation Scholarship.
Selected candidates, in addition to pursuing their major studies, will participate in a common academic experience. This academic segment will focus on a central theme and will blend all of the disciplines represented by the program. Students will explore technology, utilizing it as a tool to communicate and access information.
The academic experience consists of a freshman learning community specifically designed for Science Scholars, a second year seminar to help students get involved with local and national organizations in their fields of interest and to connect with practicing professionals in their fields, and a scholarly activity that may involve laboratory research, library research, community service research or pedagogical research.
The scholarly activity begins in the third year of the program. In addition, students will complete a technical writing course designed specially to meet the needs of math/science professionals.
Number of Awards
Award Criteria Requirements:
For academically superior first-year students in the math/science majors.
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