IU Northwest accepting applications for NSF-AIMS Scholarships

rot1Indiana University Northwest is now accepting NSF-AIMS Scholarship applications for students majoring in STEM fields. The priority acceptance date is April 15 for full consideration. After that date, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

NSF-AIMS stands for National Science Foundation Advancing Indiana Math and Science, an initiative that earned IU Northwest a prestigious NSF grant to provide students with more than $500,000 in scholarships. The program is part of a larger effort to increase the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates in the region.

The scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen and community college graduates. The scholarships provide up to $10,000 per year to undergraduates pursuing bachelor of science degrees in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, computer information systems, geology, informatics and mathematics.

Applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, academic record and an essay. To apply, visit iun.edu/stem-scholarship/nfs-aims-scholarship-application.htm

More than financial assistance, an NSF-AIMS Scholarship entitles recipients to academic and peer support, which are intertwined through orientation, placement seminars, peer-led instruction, field trips, first-year STEM seminar, and cohort classes. NSF-AIMS scholars have opportunities to become instructional leaders, participate in faculty-mentored research, internships, and to take advantage of job placement services.

A primary goal of NSF-AIMS is to increase the number of women, African Americans, and Hispanics in math and science in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland region. Individuals from these groups are strongly encouraged to apply.