National Science Foundation S-STEM CORES Scholarship

    • Up to $5,000/semester ($10,000/year) (4 semester max)
    • Discipline faculty mentor
    • S.I./tutoring (Math 1A – Intro. To Calculus)
    • Cohort meetings/seminars (one per month)
    • Field trips (one per semester)
    • Conference attendance: 2 students/year
    • Paid research opportunities: $1500/student
    • Transfer and career counseling
    • Admitted to WHCL
    • Declared S-STEM major (Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics)
    • Maintain 3.0 GPA or higher in cumulative semester coursework
    • Enrolled full-time (12 units minimum, 15 units preferred)
    • Demonstrated financial need
      • Completed FAFSA
      • Eligible for federal student aid
    • Completed CORES application
      • Write 300 word essay
      • Two letters of recommendation (from faculty)


To Apply for the Lemoore National Science Foundation S-STEM CORES Scholarship please print out and complete the following Application.  

WHCL NSF S-STEM CORES Scholarship Application

Applications will be evaluated on a first come/first served basis until all scholarship funds have been awarded. Please submit your complete application package by September 1st, 2023 to:

WHCL NSF S-STEM Applicant Review Team

Dr. Jiaxin Zhao
Principal Investigator

Dr. Kurt Sterling
Program Director


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