The S-STEM program provides four years of scholarship support for up to 15 qualifying incoming Biology or Neuroscience majors per year. The average scholarship amount is $5000/year, depending on financial need.
The Robert B. and Helen P. Jewell Scholarship
The Robert B. and Helen P. Jewell Scholarship is $10,000 annual scholarship, renewable for up to four years, that is awarded to one incoming Biology major with unmet financial need. Students must be Kentucky residents, in the top 20% of their graduating class (if ranked), and have minimum ACT or converted SAT score of 26. Students choosing test-optional must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0. In addition to the scholarship application, students must submit two letters of recommendation (one must be from a math or science teacher) and two essays of approximately 500 words. The topics of the essays are:
- Why have you chosen to pursue a biology degree?
- Describe your financial situation and the ways in which a scholarship from the Jewell Foundation will help fund your education.
Applications to the Jewell Scholarship are currently closed.