Your passion for science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) could land you a generous scholarship. If you have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need*, you could eligible for a $6,500 scholarship to study a STEM field at St. Petersburg College through a National Science Foundation grant. The Tampa Bay SEEDS (Scholarship for Education and Employment Development in STEM) program is designed to open doors to education and career opportunities in STEM fields for students, particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields.
Apply by Feb. 23, 2018
* Financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Tampa Bay SEEDS (Scholarship for Education and Employment Development in STEM) program opens doors for students to education and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The grant emphasizes providing such opportunities to students from populations who are underrepresented in these fields.
Scholars receive a three-term, $6,500 scholarship and take part in STEM-related activities and internships while in the program. New scholars are chosen each fall and spring term and become cohorts. Students are taught, mentored and supported by an interdisciplinary team
of STEM faculty and student support personnel, including academic
advisors, financial aid staff and career development center staff.
holistic approach is coordinated across SPC’s multiple campuses and
managed by STEM faculty advisors. St. Petersburg College has a strongly held vision for
student success across the college, enabling advisors to
streamline and customize academic, financial and career
support services to give SEEDS scholars
a foundation to reach their academic potential.
Petersburg College was awarded this $520,000 grant to help strengthen the skills of Tampa Bay’s future workforce.
Scholarship applications are screened using a flexible two-tier process with eligibility requirements from NSF and SPC. The
following are applicants’ eligibility requirements. NSF and GPA requirements must be met each semester.
NSF eligibility guidelines
SPC eligibility requirements
Applications for the Fall 2016 semester will be accepted later this spring through the SPC Foundation Website.
Once the Foundation application period for Fall 2016 scholarships opens, applicants will need to complete the SPC Foundation general scholarship application, which includes two letters of recommendation.
See details of this scholarship on the Foundation site
In collaboration with SPC's Tampa Bay SEEDs Scholarship Program, the Bay Pines STEM Center is hosting the STEM by the Bay Conference, Workshops, and Service events this January 12, 13, and 15. This free event is open to all SPC students. Registration for this event can be for a single day, or for all three days. Read more.
On April 15, 2016 SPC’s Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society and the NSF STEM Scholars made a trip to USF to tour the labs and get an introduction to the research programs in Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, and Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences. Read more.
One of the many benefits of joining a club at St. Petersburg College is the ability to get off campus and participate in activities and volunteer events. If you are interested in science and the great outdoors, one of the clubs that might be of interest is the Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society. Read more.
St. Petersburg College, through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, provides scholarships for individuals pursuing a degree in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more.
Last fall, St. Petersburg College was awarded a $623,740 grant to provide scholarships for individuals pursing a degree in field related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more.
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