Earlham Science Scholar Program

The Earlham Science Scholars is a National Science Foundation funded program that provides scholarships, research opportunities, and other mentoring to academically talented Pell-eligible students planning to major in STEM. The goal of this program is to make it easier for you to start your science career by increasing the financial support and career services available to you during your time at Earlham.


These need-based awards can range up to a maximum of $10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.  Recipients will also receive a fully funded research experience after their first or second year, funding for travel to a conference during their time as a student at Earlham, cohort-based advising, and STEM themed Earlham Seminars and career exploration opportunities.


Eligible students must be accepted to and enroll at Earlham as part of the fall entering class, be Pell Eligible, and plan to major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, data science, earth and environmental science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or pre-engineering.

Selection process

Recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty from various STEM departments based on academic achievement in high school, level of interest in a STEM field, a completed application form and personal essay.

To be considered for the Earlham Science Scholar Program, we need the following:

  1. Completed online application form.
  2. Personal essay. The application form includes an essay describing why you are interested and planning to major in a STEM field. If you have participated in any independent studies and/or research projects that you did in a science course, please describe those as well. 

Renewal criteria

To remain eligible, you must maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA, make reasonable progress toward a degree in one of the majors listed above, and continue to demonstrate financial eligibility.

More information and resources

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Next steps

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