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Baruch College S-STEM Scholarships: Empowering Your Future in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department at Baruch College is excited to announce the Baruch College S-STEM Scholarships, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant 2325822. This program is specially designed to support students pursuing bachelor's degrees in Mathematics at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). Our mission is to diversify the STEM workforce and provide a transformative educational experience for our mathematics scholars.

The Scholarships will be very competitive.  Four scholarships will be awarded in 2024.  In addition to the scholarship amount, the support and mentorship provided will be a great value for participants.


Scholarship Benefits:

  • Generous Financial Support: Scholars will receive up to $15,000 per year for four years, aimed at reducing financial barriers to higher education.

  • Comprehensive Mentorship: Through our cascade mentoring program, students will receive support from faculty and peers throughout their academic journey, fostering a strong community and network.

  • Professional Development: Engage in social and cohort-building activities, along with career and research preparation in one of the world’s cultural hubs.

  • Leadership Opportunities: Develop leadership skills, confidence, and a strong sense of belonging in the STEM community through tailored activities and mentorship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Freshman students enrolled or intending to major in Mathematics at Baruch College.  You must declare mathematics as your intended major.

  • Eligible to receive a Pell Grant. For more information and to check your eligibility, please visit Federal Student Aid.

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • High school GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Baruch College for continued support.

  • Must be admitted to the mathematics major by Fall 2026.

  • Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply, as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive community of scholars.

Application Process:

Embark on your path to success in mathematics.  Please compile the documents below as a single pdf document:

  1. Write a persuasive essay (500-700 words) discussing your passion for mathematics, your career aspirations, and how the Baruch College S-STEM Scholarships will aid in achieving your goals.  Highlight a moment of joy or success in your life related to mathematics.  Describe how your participation may help other S-STEM scholars.

  2. Fill out the application form.

  3. Upload your application materials through this Dropbox link.

  4. Selected students will be formally accepted to the program after verification of eligibility.

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by August 30th. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Baruch College S-STEM Scholarships are more than just financial aid; they are a pathway to a future brimming with mathematical discoveries and achievements. Apply today and take the first step towards making your mark in the STEM field.

If you have any questions about the S-STEM program, please email Pablo Soberon Bravo at

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