The S-STEM Scholars Program provides scholarships and a series of academic, community-building, and co-curricular support activities intended to equip students to succeed as future researchers and leaders in STEM fields. The program targets students who have a financial need and who have a passion for or accomplishments in STEM areas. 

To participate in this competitive program, you need to pursue a major in one of the STEM fields at Black Hills State University (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental Physical Science, or Mathematics). You must also have demonstrated financial need and have a strong academic record. If you are selected as a S-STEM Scholar, you will receive up to $10,000 in annual scholarship, which can be stacked on top of any other financial aid you receive from BHSU. Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States.  [US citizen or national]

To be considered for admission into the S-STEM Scholars Program at BHSU, we require the following completed applications:

  • Application to attend Black Hills State University [link]
  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) [link]
  • This S-STEM Scholarship application [link]
  • Teacher recommendation [link]

All three of these applications must be complete and submitted before you can be considered for the S-STEM scholarship at BHSU.


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Please provide contact information for a science or math teacher who knows you well. Ask this teacher to complete and submit the recommender form.


Please construct short essay responses to the question below. Your response must be limited to no more than 350 words.

Why and how do you think the additional support structure offered by the STEM Fellows Program will help you succeed in your STEM career?