In 2018, TCU introduced an academic scholarship program developed for underrepresented students going into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The STEM Scholar program covers the full cost of attendance for four years and is designed to provide academic support and enrich the TCU learning experience while bringing diverse populations together.

Recipients of STEM Scholar program receive benefits beyond the scholarship, including:

  • Four-week Summer Bridge Experience to include a Biology/Chemistry elective called Intro to Scientific Thinking
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Educational travel
  • Mentoring
  • Varied networking opportunities on and off campus
  • Internship opportunities
  • Academic workshops
  • Tutoring/Study Hall
  • Weekly meetings to monitor student progress
  • Academic advising

To be considered for the STEM Scholar Program, students must:

  • currently attend a high school within 16 counties of the North Central Texas Region (Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, and Navarro)
  • be underrepresented in the STEM field and at TCU
  • be available to attend a residential, four-week Summer Bridge Experience in July
  • be pursuing a STEM Major, including
    Applied Geoscience
    Astronomy & Physics
    Bachelor of Combined Science
    Business Information Systems
    Computer Information Technology
    Computer Science
    Educational Studies – (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics)
    Environmental Science
    Middle School Education (Math, Science)
    Movement Science
    Secondary Education – (Life Science, Physical Science)

Once eligible applicants submit their application to TCU, they will receive an email with instructions on how to complete their STEM Scholar application. Important dates and deadlines include:

  • November 1 – Early Action / Early Decision deadline for admission to TCU
  • November 30 – STEM Scholar application deadline for Early Action / Early Decision applicants
  • February 1 – Regular Decision deadline for admission to TCU
  • February 15 – STEM Scholar application deadline for Regular Decision applicants
  • March 18 – on-campus interview day for STEM Scholar finalists
  • May 1 – National Candidate Reply Date

The Stem Scholar application includes the following supplements. Please find specific information about the application behind the Frog Portal.

  • Application form
  • Two short answer essays (250 words)
  • A one-minute video


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