The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholar application is available to Phoenix College students, planning to major in a STEM field, who want to share their love and knowledge of STEM. The position of STEM Scholar is for the duration of the Fall 2013 semester and, pending review of involvement in the fall semester, for the Spring 2014 semester. Once applications have been reviewed, finalists will be invited to an interview in June. Up to six Scholars will be selected.
Once accepted as a STEM Scholar, the student will receive training to become a STEM peer mentor and an outreach ambassador to high school and college students. He/she will also participate in professional workshops and in STEM activities organized through the STEM program.
STEM Scholars should be not only academic achievers, but also community minded and interested in STEM outreach.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicant must be interested in pursuing a major focused on Science, Math, Engineering, or Technology.
- Applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Applicant must be enrolled full-time at Phoenix College for the Fall 2013 semester and planning to attend Phoenix College during the Spring 2014 semester.
- Applicant must be enrolled in at least one STEM course (biology, physical sciences, or math) during the Fall 2013 semester.
- Applicant must be interested in contributing and participating to campus/community STEM activities.
Each STEM Scholar will receive:
- $10/hour for up to 10 hours per week for time spent mentoring, participating in training activities, and working on STEM outreach activities
- Personal use during the semester of a mobile device (iPad).
Application Must Include:
- An on-line application. Click here to apply.
- A 1000 Word Essay :
While many of the high paying jobs of the future will require a solid preparation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), many of our high school/college students are not excelling in these subjects. What are the obstacles and/or encouragements you personally encountered studying STEM subjects and what are your suggestions to increase student interest and achievement in STEM fields?
- One letter of recommendation from the instructor of a STEM class you have taken in the past (sent by email as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- One letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your outreach or volunteer work (sent by email attachment to email@example.com)
- Unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be requested if chosen for an interview)
Letters of recommendation, essay, and unofficial transcript should be sent by email to: PCSTEM@phoenixcollege.edu
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 15, 2013
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE MAY 21, 2013