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S-STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship



Students interested in science and math are offered an exceptional opportunity to study in the Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Physics, Engineering & Astronomy departments at Austin Community College (ACC) with a scholarship grant recently awarded by the National Sciences Foundation (NSF).  This scholarship will go to talented and financially-needy students attending full-time coursework to complete the degrees listed below.  Completion of a two-year program in either department will allow students to be immediately qualified for the job market, or to continue their education towards a baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university. This is a generous scholarship program that will cover all tuition, fees and a living stipend up to $3000 a semester. 

Eligible degree programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Science and Technology                                                       
  • Associate of Science in Environmental Science and Technology
  • Geology, Physics, Engineering & Astronomy degrees

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In order to apply for the S-STEM Scholarship, the applicants must:

  • Submit the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( to ACC (school code 012015) by the application deadline to demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  (Rejected FAFSA’s will not be considered.)
  • Plan on enrolling full time (at least 12 credit hours each Fall and Spring and 9 credit hours in the Summer).
  • Be pursuing an associate degree program or advanced technical certificate for either Biotechnology or Environmental Science (major must be declared with the ACC Admissions and Records Office.)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0, with GPA of 3.2 in STEM courses for current college students; have an overall GPA of 3.0 in any college work for students coming out of high school; OR have a 650 in GED math and science for Adult Education students.
  • Complete all requirements for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) readiness.
  • For childcare requests, provide proof of parentage for each child if applying for childcare expenses.  Examples of proof of parentage: birth certificate or adoption papers.  To request proof of parentage, go to Texas Vital Statistics web:

For information about job opportunities, training, and trends in the industry, please check out the Bio-link regional center page ( Austin Community College is part of the Bio-link network as serves as a regional headquarter.

Here is a short video about Biotechnology ACC Biotech Video. If you would like to purchase this video, here are the instructions . If you have any problems viewing this, please call 512-223-5915.

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