The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship can extend your stay at school for as much as nine months. So, find out who it’s for and figure out if you qualify. Then, send in your application because an education awaits.
What is the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship?
This knowledge booster is designed just for veterans. It allows vets and their dependents to stretch out their GI Bill benefits, especially if they’re in high-demand fields. The program is also used to help those who are studying under a Fry Scholarship.
Who is eligible?
Not everyone has access to the ENR STEM Scholarship, so consider yourself lucky if you qualify. Here’s what you’ll need:
- High school graduate or over the age of 18
- Enrollment in an eligible STEM degree program
- That program has to require at least 120 credit hours per standard semester
- Completion of 60 standard credit hours toward that STEM degree
- Only 6 or fewer months left on your GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits
How do I apply?
Applying for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship is easy. Best of all, it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Simply visit the website and scroll down to where it says, “Apply for the STEM Scholarship.” There, you can enter your information online and submit it as soon as you get done.
How do teachers get it?
You can also get this scholarship if you’re studying to become a science teacher. To qualify, these three things have to be true:
- You’ve completed a post-secondary degree in an eligible STEM field.
- You’ve signed up for a teaching certification program (TCP) at an accredited school.
- There are 6 or fewer months left on your GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefit
For both teachers and non-teachers receiving this scholarship, there’s a way to find out when your GI Bill expires. Always check that timeline before wasting your energy on an application.
What happens after I apply for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship?
If you’ve met all the requirements, then waiting for an answer back on your application should be a lot less stressful. In some cases, more information may be required so you’ll get a request letter in the mail. Don’t worry, though. That doesn’t mean it’s over.
The good news is that it usually only takes about 30 days for the board to decide. A certificate will arrive in the mail if you’re approved. It’s called a COE, or Certification of Eligibility, or decision letter. Hang on to that thing because it’s important.
You’ll need to take the COE to the Veteran’s Affairs official assigned to your school. Most of the time, that person is located in the registrar’s office. Just ask your AC for directions if you don’t know where to find them.