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, are in good academic standing, making progress towards a degree, 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 purpose of this scholarship is to promote a more diverse and gender equitable environment for students who are majoring in science, science education, mathematics and ABET accredited engineering programs. Students majoring in computer science and environmental science are also eligible.

The scholarship pays the full cost of in-state tuition and student fees. Each recipient also receives $1,000 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.


  • Cost of in-state tuition and student fees, plus an addition $1,000 per year towards textbooks and supplies.


Apply online.

Deadlines and Procedures

Please see the scholarship resources page for application and award deadlines.