STEM Scholars Program

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Honors Program

  • STEM Scholars annual program is designed for motivated high school and college students who want to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and transfer to a four-year institution after completion of their associate degree at Carroll Community College.

    This honors program emphasizes hands-on research, professional development, and transfer preparation.

    STEM Scholars program features: 

    • Cohort Model
      Progress through the program with a group of approximately 20 high-achieving students while having the flexibility to take appropriate courses for your program of study.
    • One-on-One Advising
      Receive direction and guidance from your academic adviser, who is by your side from your first course all the way to graduation. 
    • A Dedicated Faculty Mentor
      Get the personalized guidance you need to strengthen your research skills and develop as a STEM Scholar.
    • Scholarship

      STEM Scholars receive $2000 over two years ($500 each semester) toward their tuition cost. 

    • Research Course
      A high-impact, rich, authentic and interdisciplinary undergraduate research course (2 credits).
    • Professional Development
      Take part in three complimentary seminar courses (0.5 credits each) where you will listen to industry guest speakers who work in the STEM field, create your résumé, and explore career and job opportunities.
    • Transfer Planning
      Participate in road trips to STEM industry and four-year transfer institutions. Receive help with planning your transfer to four-year schools from filling out applications to finding and applying for scholarships.

    Download  STEM Scholars Overview (PDF)

  • Become a STEM Scholar

  • Admissions Requirements

    • High school and college students with a cumulative of GPA 3.00 with no more than 30 college credits prior to the start of the academic year.
    • Students must have placed into credit courses through Carroll Community College's placement test (mathematics, reading and English), or through SAT or AP scores, or have completed required developmental courses at the College.
    • Students must be registered for at least 12 credits per semester or 30 credits per calendar year at Carroll Community College. 

    How to Apply

    Mail the following items to: 

    Admissions Office
    1601 Washington Road
    Westminster, MD 21157

    1. Completed STEM Scholars application
    2. Unofficial high school transcript, and, if applicable, college transcript
    3. Official AP, SAT or ACT scores (if any) 
    4. Recommendation letter from a teacher, school counselor or college faculty (optional, but recommended)
    5. Students’ course load, academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities are strong factors in the admissions process.

    Applications will be received and reviewed until seats in the program are filled. 

    Financial Aid for STEM Scholars

    All students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to the STEM Scholars Program and for other types of student financial aid. The Financial Aid Program at Carroll Community College is designed to assist eligible students in meeting their College-related expenses. Financial assistance is provided through scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities. Financial need is determined through a careful review of all information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at
  • Testimonials

    What students who had a similar experience with undergraduate research, one of the components of the STEM Scholars program, say:

    “Not only did I gain academic skills and knowledge, but the research I performed helped me with my internship at EVAPCO.”

    Joshua Huffer

     “I am currently interning in a lab at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). During the undergraduate research experience, I learned to effectively read scientific papers and give a scientific presentation. This knowledge has helped me tremendously as an intern at the NCI.”

    Amanda Corbel

    “I learned what it meant to pursue a career in science and research, and the opportunities that are available to me. It was a valuable step towards my future.”

    Ian Arthur

    “For me research experience was about reading what others have done or found, identifying (or asking) other questions and investigating through trial and error, which not only provided an education, but fun as well.”

    Matafe Foka