S-STEM Scholars Program

Students who are majoring or planning to major in biology, chemistry or mathematics may be eligible for S-STEM Scholarships.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Gallaudet University S-STEM Scholars Program provides scholarships and academic support to academically talented, financially disadvantaged deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are pursuing BA or BS degrees in biology, chemistry or mathematics.  Scholarship amounts up to $10,000 per academic year for up to five years will be awarded based on GPA, financial need, and motivation. Recipients will also receive mentoring, and will participate in individual and group activities to assist with academic success and to explore possible internships and careers in STEM fields.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

    • be deaf or hard-of-hearing.
    •  be a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application. 

1st and 2nd year students must document their intention to major in biology, chemistry, or mathematics by enrolling in at least one majors-level course per semester.

3rd year students or higher must have already declared a major in biology, chemistry, or mathematics. 

Entering freshmen must have SAT scores of at least 570 in Critical Reading or ACT scores of at least 22 in both English & Reading. 


Click here to learn more about the S-STEM application process.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1259237.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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