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NSF Aspire Scholarship

Fall 2020 STEM incoming transfer students can now apply for an NSF Aspire scholarship. Please read through the application process (link left) and reach out to STEM Programs ( if you have any questions.

The NSF Aspire Scholarship supports students pursuing careers in STEM

  • Provides scholarships of $4,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Connects scholars early with opportunities for career development.
  • Only open to incoming transfers.

Please note: NSF Aspire scholarships are not renewable after the first year. We are currently seeking additional funding for the AugSTEM Scholars program (see related page).  Should we receive funding, NSF Aspire scholars will be invited to apply to AugSTEM, which is renewable.  


  • Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
  • Within 7 semesters of graduating
  • Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Financial need: Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible