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COMPASS Program Seeks Undergraduate Students

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The COMPASS Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the COMPASS Program targets sophomore undergraduate students of financial need who are majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science or Chemistry, and provides them financial assistance from their sophomore year until graduation ($6000 per academic year).  The Program goal is to prepare students to enter either the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce or graduate/professional programs through intense mentoring and tutoring, research experience opportunities, internships, professional development, and career advising. 

To be eligible, the student must 1) be a UNC Pembroke sophomore in the fall of 2015, 2) must be majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, or Chemistry, 3) have financial need per FY15 FAFSA with the UNC Pembroke Financial Aid office, 4) have a GPA of 3.0, and 5) have recommendations from two science professors.

Deadline for applications is 20 April 2015.

To apply, click here for the application webpage, OR request an application form by email from Dr. Maria Santisteban (,  or call Dr. Santisteban at (910) 775-4274.

Click here to visit the webpage for the COMPASS Scholarship Program and to view a promotional video.