Apply to be a STEM Scholar!

First-year application | 7 June 2022

Who May Apply:

Students who have accepted admission to the Bates Class of 2026 and who plan to major in biological chemistry, biology, chemistry, earth and climate sciences, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or the liberal arts-engineering dual degree program may apply. Students should be planning to take science and/or math courses in their first year.

Students from groups traditionally under-represented in science and math, students who are among the first in their family to attend college, students from under-resourced Maine high schools are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Complete the application form by 11:59 pm on the deadline listed above.

In your application, be specific about your background and interests in science and/or math. Information from your admission file is also considered in the selection process.

Selection Process:

The STEM Scholars are selected by a faculty committee. The committee seeks students with a demonstrated passion for science and/or math, strong academic credentials, a desire to work hard to succeed in these fields, and who come from diverse backgrounds and bring diverse perspectives.

Sophomore application | 

Who May Apply:

Sophomores planning to major in biological chemistry, biology, chemistry, earth and climate sciences, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or the liberal arts-engineering dual degree program may apply. They must be enrolled in science or math courses that count toward a STEM major.

Students from groups traditionally under-represented in science and math, students who are among the first in their family to attend college are especially encouraged to join the STEM Scholars.

If you are a first-year student and a current STEM Scholar, you will automatically continue in the program if you tell your STEM Scholars advisor that you intend to do so. If you are a current first-year student and you are NOT currently at STEM Scholar and you would like to join the program, please contact Professor April Hill (ahill5@bates.edu).