Samford STEM Video

If you have completed two years of community college in a science or math-related field you are eligible to complete your bachelors degree through Samford University’s STEM Scholars program. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and designed specifically for academically gifted transfer students who are committed to a career in STEM and need financial assistance  to complete their degrees (students must be eligible to receive a Pell Grant).

Once accepted, you will enter the program as a Samford junior and have the mentoring, scholarships, academic support and paid research and internship opportunities you need to achieve your educational and professional goals.


To apply for this scholarship, you must have an online Samford account. If you've started a Samford/Common App admission application, you can apply for this scholarship using the same login information. If you haven't started an admission application, please log in as a new user. The STEM Scholarship is for the Academic Year (fall and spring) only.



Begin your Samford admission application (STEM scholars applicants may have the $40 application fee waived by contacting your admission counselor, Andrew Maines, at

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for fall 2022 is May 31, 2022. Students are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2022 to be considered in the first round of scholarships.

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Where are our graduates?

  • Graduate school in computer science at University of Alabama
  • Graduate school in Engineering at University of California, Riverside
  • Working in genetics
  • Working in environmental science as technical experts
  • Working as programmers, IT specialists, and analysts

Read more about the NSF grant to help community college students earn a degree at Samford. Contact Dr. Betsy Dobbins to learn more about the STEM Scholars Program.


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