Engineering Academic Pathways: S-Stem Scholarship

Want to be an engineer?
Are you an outstanding student with high test scores AND have a financial need? This scholarship is for you!

Benefits Include:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring 
  • Specialized academic advising
  • Weekend retreats 
  • Travel funds for research conferences 
  • Job search preparation


  • Incoming Freshman
  • Full time enrollment
  • A major offered through the College of Engineering
    • Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Tech, Computer Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering Tech, Engineering Tech Undecided, Engineering-Undesignated, Environmental Engineering, Fire & Safety Engineering Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Tech, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Family income reported through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must indicate the student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant
  • Student must have unmet financial needs in excess of $5,000
  • Completion of at least a pre-calculus course in high school and the ability to enroll in college calculus during the first semester at UNC Charlotte
  • Grade of C or better in all high school math courses

How to Apply
First, apply for admission to Charlotte. Then apply for the scholarship.


Priority deadline:
February 15

Main Deadline:
April 1

After April 1:
Remaining available funds are distributed on a rolling basis 

Scholarship applicants who are selected as finalists will be contacted for brief interviews with members of the selection committee.

Additional Information

Students can receive scholarships for up to $10,000 per year. Scholarship recipients will be supported for additional years as long as their total award does not exceed $40,000 and their academic performance remains satisfactory. S-STEM scholarship support will be discontinued if, the scholar transfers out of a College of Engineering major program, the scholar is not making significant progress through the engineering major curriculum, when the S-STEM project ends, or the scholar’s academic performance falters.

Recipients whose grade point average falls below 3.0 will enter a probationary period for one semester and be required to use extra advising and reapply once grades improve to a GPA of 3.0. If the student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.75, they will lose their eligibility for an award in the following semester and until their grades improve.

Continuing scholars will complete an annual re-application process through which the scholarship administrator will evaluate their academic progress and continued alignment with programmatic priorities (engagement, personal and professional development, participation in cohort activities, etc.).  

Engineering Academic Pathways is sponsored by the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM).