Starting fall semester of 2020, Augusta University’s (AU) College of Science and Mathematics will be offering scholarships to qualified students majoring in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Mathematics, or Physics. These scholarships are funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) program Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) award 1930341.
AU students who have completed introductory courses in their major (BIOL 1108, CHEM 1212, MATH 2012, or PHYS 2212) with an A or B, are in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) and meet financial eligibility requirements are eligible to receive scholarships for up to $8,000 per academic year. Scholarships can be renewed for up to two years if eligibility is maintained.
This scholarship program has a number of special features designed to help students succeed in their chosen major and move on to the STEM workforce or graduate school in their chosen discipline.
These features include:
Underrepresented minorities and female students are strongly encouraged to apply.
This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1930341. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
What happens after my application is received?
Once all parts of your application have been submitted, including your letters of recommendation, the financial aid office will verify your eligibility, and a committee will review your application. Students will receive a request for an interview to proceed to the next round. A final decision concerning your application will be sent out by the end of July or early August.
How much funding can I receive through the POPUPS scholarship program?
You can receive up to $8,000 per year. Scholarships can be renewed for up to three years (total scholarship award up to $24,000). Specific scholarship amounts will be determined by the federal financial aid you qualify for.
What can the money be applied to if I receive a POPUPS scholarship?
Scholarship funds can be applied to cover tuition, books, room and board, or other educational expenses.
Can I receive the scholarship for a summer semester?
No, the scholarships are only for the fall and spring semesters.
Can I receive other scholarships and financial aid if I receive a POPUPS scholarship?
Yes, however, other financial aid may reduce the amount of your POPUPS scholarship.
I’ve missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
Yes, as long as the scholarship application remains available. Priority is given to those that apply by the deadline, but you are welcome to apply and will be considered if scholarships remain.
The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.