Stem Scholarship

What is NSF-AIMS?

NSF-AIMS is a scholarship and student success program 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 provides one-time scholarships (up to $10,000) to undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in the following majors: Actuarial ScienceBiologyChemistry and BiochemistryComputer Information SystemsEnvironmental Science, GeologyInformatics, and Mathematics. Scholarships are awarded to academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.

Scholarships are awarded to incoming students (freshmen or transfer students).  These scholarships enable students to attend college full time, reducing the need for students to seek other employment.

Step 1

Apply to the NSF-AIMS Scholarship

Step 2

Apply to Indiana University Northwest

Step 3

Complete the Application for Federal Student Aid

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 traditionally underserved populations in math and science in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland region. Individuals 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 student (freshman or transfer student).
  • Meet federal eligibility guidelines and requirements to receive financial aid (see
  • Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the sciences, technology or math (actuarial science, biology, computer information systems, chemistry, environmental science, geology, informatics, or mathematics) as a full-time student.
  • Incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.2 or better and transfer students with a GPA of 3.0 or better are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year: April 17th, 2021. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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