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Eligibility criteria

To apply for the scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year, students will have to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Plan to enroll as a freshman for the 2020-2021 at UNCP in one of the following majors: Biology, Environmental Science, or Chemistry.
  • Or transfer student with no more than 60 credits.
  • Competitive GPA and SAT scores.
  • Must have demonstrated financial need as determined by their FAFSA application.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Scholarship Requirements to maintain eligibility status

Students who receive scholarships must maintain the following scholarship requirements. If these requirements are not met, scholarships may be put on a probation status or terminated.

  • Full-time enrollment at UNCP in one of the following majors: Biology, Environmental Science, or Chemistry.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Meet with their mentors monthly.
  • Attend a Math-readiness summer mini-course. Recipients will be strongly encouraged to participate in a 1-week mini-course the summer before they enter the COMPASS program.
  • Attend a number of science seminars, workshops for career development, talks by STEM professionals and site visits to companies and graduate schools, professional meetings.
  • Attend tutoring when advised by their mentors.
  • Attend annual 2-day retreat.
  • Optional academic year and summer research/internships.