Hornet Science Scholars scholarship

The Hornet Science Scholars scholarship will focus on first-year transfer students majoring in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry to support students enrolled full time in courses leading to these degrees will qualify for this award.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive this scholarship:

• Community college students pursuing these majors must have at least a 3.3 GPA** across all STEM courses and a 3.3 GPA overall. (**Consideration will be given to students who don’t meet the GPA requirement, but have overcome significant barriers to their education).
• Must be eligible for the Pell grant.
• Applicants must have completed or have in progress all lower-division science and math pre-requisite courses for their intended major.
• Must be a transfer student accepted to Sacramento State to start in the Fall 2018 semester. Transfer students who were admitted prior to the Fall 2018 semester are not eligible for this scholarship.
• Be a U.S. citizens, nationals, or aliens admitted as refugees or lawfully admitted (per sec. 101(a) and 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act).

Students meeting these criteria will submit a personal statement addressing their path to college and their future career goals, a letter from a faculty member who can attest to their academic promise, and all transcripts.
Promising students will be selected for an interview (In person or via Skype for those out of area), where they will be asked questions related to their academic experience and goals for the future.

In additional you will need the download a “Course Completed Form” base off of your major. Please copy and paste the following link to your browser and download the correct form relate to your major:

PDF for BIO Majors: http://www.csus.edu/nsm/successcenter/pdfs/hss%20biology%20course%20pdf.pdf
PDF for Biochem Majors: http://www.csus.edu/nsm/successcenter/pdfs/hss%20biochem%20course%20pdf.pdf

Make sure to fill out the form, save it, and re-upload your form within the scholarship application portal.

The Hornet Science Scholars Program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE 1644273). For more information please visit our website: http://www.csus.edu/nsm/successcenter/hornet-science-scholars.html

Supplemental Questions
  1. Will the upcoming Fall semester be your first at Sacramento State?
  2. Please download the “Course Eligible Form” on the scholarship description page, complete the form and re-upload here.
  3. Please attach official college transcript(s) includes all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed.
  4. Consideration will be given to students who have overcome significant barriers during their educational journey, but do not meet the GPA requirement. If you don't meet the GPA requirement, please indicate how you have overcome significant barriers to your education and how you will continue to address this at Sacramento State (500 words)
  5. Please write a Personal Statement (no more than 1000 words) addressing the following questions: (1) Why is it important to you to complete your Bachelor’s degree? (2) Describe your academic and personal journey thus far, including any relevant details that have made this journey unusual. (3) What, if any, struggles are you anticipating in your transfer from 2-year to 4-year institution?
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