The S-Cubed Program provides financial and academic support for Westminster students majoring in computer science, physics, or mathematics. Participants benefit from early exploration of topics in these fields, interactions with professionals and mentors, and a strong cohort of peers. The goal of this program is to increase student success in computer science, physics, and mathematics.

Benefits

Awardee Benefits

All S-Cubed awardees receive the following benefits.

  • Learn how computer science, physics, and math applications impact the world
  • Participate in the S-Cubed seminar throughout their first year and monthly luncheons in all other years
  • Build a network of mentoring and support
  • Engage in discipline with mini projects on topics such as
    • Computer algorithms that changed the world
    • Cryptography (writing and deciphering secret codes!)
    • Measuring time with digital and analog devices
  • Participate in a service learning project
  • Explore career opportunities in computer science, physics, and mathematics

Scholarship Benefits

Some S-Cubed Awardees will also be selected to receive an S-Cubed Scholarship

  • Four-year scholarship support through graduation
  • Professional development funding for academic conferences and professional memberships (up to $2,400 over four years)
  • Can apply for 4-week summer research stipends

Scholarship Details

  • Renewable for 4 years
  • 6 will be awarded to incoming Fall 2017 first-year students
  • Awards will vary, with an expected average award of $8,000 per year based on need and available funds
  • Awards are on top of other merit and need-based aid

Criteria

S-Cubed Awardee Criteria

S-Cubed Scholarship Criteria

  • Must have financial need, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Must be a US Citizen, national, have permanent residence status, or have refugee status

How to Apply

Students who will be starting either their first or second year of study in Fall 2017 may apply.

Application Deadlines

For students starting their first year in Fall 2017 (expected graduation May 2021):

  • Priority Application 1: November 15, 2016
  • Priority Application 2: March 1, 2017
  • Applications accepted until cohort is complete

Apply Now (First-Year Students)

For students who will be second-year students in Fall 2017 (expected graduation May 2020):

  • Priority Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Applications accepted until cohort is complete

Apply Now (Second-Year Students)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Holly Zullo
Mathematics Department
hzullo@westminstercollege.edu
801-832-2407

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The S-Cubed Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE 1467876), along with support from Westminster College.