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Science Scholars for Social Justice

In a new cohort-based scholarship program at Cabrini, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in social justice issues through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Scholars for Social Justice (SSSJ) program provides accepted Biology and Chemistry majors up to $8,000/year for four years ($32,000), in addition to other merit and need-based aid.

The SSSJ program will award 8 scholarships in fall 2018.

As an SSSJ scholar, you will:

  • Receive a scholarship of up to $8,000/year
  • Be part of a cohort learning community
  • Receive extensive faculty and peer mentoring and academic support
  • Engage in undergraduate research beginning at Orientation
  • Have opportunities to participate in summer research opportunities
  • Participate in career networking and professional development
  • Interact with STEM professionals one-on-one and through campus programs
  • Be funded to attend at least one professional meeting
  • Engage in social justice issues and science through courses and service activities

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Acceptance as a full-time Cabrini student majoring in Biology or Chemistry
  • 3.5 or better grade point average (GPA) in high school
  • Satisfactory completion of at least three years of secondary school laboratory sciences
  • Combined SAT scores of 1,110 or above

How do I apply to the SSSJ program? 
First, students must apply and be accepted to Cabrini as either a Biology or Chemistry major.

After you’re accepted to Cabrini, you’ll receive an application to the Cabrini Honors program to the email you applied with.  

You will have to submit 2 essays including "How is your chosen STEM career used to benefit the local, regional, national, or global community?"

If you do not receive this information, please contact your admissions counselor

You’ll also have the opportunity for an optional interview with SSSJ faculty as part of the application process.

  • Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2017, for fall 2018 enrollment.
  • The deadline for applying has been extended to March 15, 2018!

The S-STEM Science Scholars for Social Justice is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through DUE #1564608.

For more information, contact Sandra Vasquez at 610.902.8016 or svasquez@cabrini.edu.

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