It is a six-week experience taking place in the summer before you enter your first year of college. It’s designed to introduce you to other aspiring STEM major students, help you with your transition to college, show you what great careers are waiting for you after graduation, and give you a head start on the first math and English courses you’ll need.
If you meet all the requirements for the Engaged STEM Scholars grant, and SAT scores indicate you need to take developmental math or English, you will be offered the opportunity to enroll in the Summer Scholars Program.
That’s a great idea, because it allows you to get a head start on your degree and university transition. Seats in the Summer Scholars Program will be reserved for students eligible to become Engaged STEM Scholars, but a few extra seats will be available for other admitted Barry students. Admissions will make you aware of how to take part in the Summer Scholars Program after you complete the admissions process.
The cost is $300 for six weeks (fee waivers are available). This includes enrolment in up to one math (3 credits), one English (3 credits), and one reading course (1 credit, as required), all books and course materials, and free tutoring and contact with peer mentors already studying STEM at Barry. On Fridays, the program will include university transition skills, setting goals, collaborative science projects, and team-building activities with a faculty member.
No. In order to keep costs down, students in the Summer Scholars Program will only be on campus throughout the day. Therefore, students must have their own local living arrangements and transportation.
In this case, you won’t be eligible for the Engaged STEM Scholars grant.
The grant covers up to $10,000 per year of university expenses. For many students, this plus the federal and state financial aid you are eligible for will cover the full cost of attendance at Barry. Financial aid counselors will work with you to determine how much aid you are eligible for (financial aid is free money for attending college, it’s not a loan that will need to be paid back later). The goal is that students receiving these grants will not need to take out loans or work during college, so that they can focus fully on their studies.
Engaged STEM Scholars must maintain a 3.0 CGPA, demonstrate ongoing financial need, participate in learning community activities and meetings with their faculty mentor, remain on track to graduate in four years, and apply for at least three summer research or internship positions each year (if successful they are encouraged, but not required, to accept them).
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