Attention STEM scholars! The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has launched the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
The Rogers STEM scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree, or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.
Who is eligible for the Rogers STEM Scholarship?
- You are pursuing a degree in a STEM field
- You have completed at least 60 standard or 90 quarter credit hours toward your degree.
- You will or will soon (within 90 days of application) exhaust your entitlement for the Post 9/11 GI Bill program
- Your post-secondary degree requires at least 120 semester (or 180 quarter) credit for completion in a standard, undergraduate college degree
- You have earned a post-secondary degree in a STEM field
- You have been accepted or are enrolled in a teaching certification program
More you should know
- Priority will be given to individuals who are entitled to 100 percent of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and to those who require the most credit hours.
- The Yellow Ribbon Program may not be used with this extension. Schools may apply Yellow Ribbonn funding, but VA can’t match it.
- These additional benefits can’t be transferred to dependents.
- Fry scholars are eligible to apply for the Rogers STEM Scholarship.
What fields of study qualify for the STEM Scholarship?
- Students must be enrolled in or have earned a degree in one of the following areas:
- Agriculture science or natural resources science program
- Biological or biomedical science
- Computer and information science and support services
- Engineering, engineering technologies, or an engineering-related field
- Health care or related program
- Mathematics or statistics
- Medical residency
- Physical science
- Science technologies or technicians
How do you apply?