Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship for First Generation Students

The Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship is for first generation students, who are majoring in a STEM* field, have demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA or WAFSA, are in good academic standing, making progress towards a degree, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have demonstrated success in serving the needs of others (examples include but are not limited to: mentoring/tutoring students of all ages, outreach through student/Western/community organizations, workshops to help students prepare for collegiate level academic studies, contributions to non-profit organizations, and leadership of student organizations and clubs.)

The scholarship pays the full cost of in-state tuition and student fees. Each recipient also receives $1000 per year towards textbooks, and supplies. Recipients will be supported to graduation if they remain in good academic standing and are making progress towards their degree.

*Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (ABET accredited programs only), Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy, and CSE Science Education. Interdisciplinary programs such as Marine Science and Energy Science and Technology are also accepted.

If you are a first generation college student majoring in STEM, Have a demonstrated financial need, per the FAFSA or WAFSA, Demonstrated success in serving the need of others, then The Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship may help make your academic goals a reality. The Marion Van Nostrand supports undergraduate, first-generation students by providing the full cost of in-state tuition with an additional $1,000 per year for textbooks, supplies, and other expenses.