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STEM Scholars: How to Apply


If you are applying to enroll at Transylvania and think you might be eligible for a STEM scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. By December 1: Complete your Transylvania application for admission and scholarships. In the academic interests portion of the application, make sure you indicate that you plan to study a STEM discipline.

  2. By January 15: File the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.edu.gov.

  3. By February 1: Submit one document (Word or PDF with the file name Last name_First name-STEM, such as Smith_Anna-STEM.PDF) to sstem@transy.edu. This single document must include the following:

    • Full name

    • Address

    • Phone number

    • Email address

    • High school

    • STEM discipline you intend to study (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics). 

    • Well-written essay, in 500 words or fewer, responding to the following questions: What are your academic, intellectual, and career goals? What experiences have contributed to setting these goals? How do you see this scholarship and enrolling at Transylvania helping you to achieve these goals?

  4. By February 1: Have two math or science teachers submit the teacher recommendation form in support of your application. Your teachers should save the document (Word or PDF with the file name Student last name_Student first name-STEM-Teacher’s last name, such as Smith_Anna-STEM-Jones.PDF) and send it to sstem@transy.edu.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact your Transylvania admissions counselor or email admissions@transy.edu, or call (800) 872-6798.
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