COMPASS Scholarship Program


Scholarship overview

The main goal of the COMPASS Scholarship Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to attract academically talented students, who have unmet financial need, including underrepresented minorities (URM) and first generation students, as Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, and Chemistry majors and provide them financial assistance. The award will provide 27 students (3 cohorts of 9) with an average of $6000.00/year ($3000.00 per semester) from their sophomore year until graduation, all while preparing them for the STEM workforce or graduate/professional programs through intense mentoring and tutoring, research experience opportunities, internships, professional development, and career advising. In addition, each year, up to 4 students will each receive $2,100 of summer support if they opt to complete the optional research/internship component and the site chosen does not provide a paid internship or research experience.

The program was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address the need to substantially increase the number of graduates in the STEM fields.

For information about this program, please contact:

Dr. Maria SantistebanDr. Maria Santisteban, PI
Phone 910-775-4274
Office address: Oxendine Science Building Room 2232