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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 new program is supported by the National Science Foundation and designed specifically for academically gifted transfer students who need financial assistance to complete their degrees.

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.

Visit us on Facebook to learn more about the program and meet our current STEM Scholars!


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 (ignore the $40 application fee, which is waived for STEM Scholar applicants). Students who submit completed application material by Feb 15 will be notified of acceptance by April 3.

Application Deadlines

  • The application deadline for Spring 2018 is December 1, 2017.
  • The application deadline for Fall 2018 is May 31, 2018.

Students are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2018 for the first round of scholarships.

Learn More

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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