NSF-Advancing Indiana Math and Science (AIMS) Scholarships
What is NSF-AIMS?
NSF-AIMS is a scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation. It offers financial, academic, and peer support to students interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, and math at Indiana University Northwest.
NSF - AIMS Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per year to undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in the following majors: Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Geology, Informatics, and Mathematics. Scholarships are awarded to academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.
Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen and community college graduates. Scholarships are renewable each year, up to three years for entering freshmen and one year for community college graduates. These scholarships enable students to attend college full time, reducing the need for students to seek other employment.
AIM High – Apply to be an NSF-AIMS Scholar!
For full consideration, please apply by March 20th, 2017
Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 1st, 2017
Applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, academic record, and essay.
Academic and Peer Support
NSF-AIMS Scholars are linked academically and socially through shared experiences. Academic and peer support are intertwined through 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.
One major 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 who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology and math are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility for NSF Scholarship
Eligible students must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be an incoming freshman or incoming community college graduate.
- Meet Federal eligibility guidelines and requirements to receive financial aid (see www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the sciences, technology or math (actuarial science, biology, computer information systems, chemistry, geology, informatics, or mathematics) as a full-time student.
- Incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.2 or better and community college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or better are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year: March 20th, 2017. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 1st, 2017.
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