STEMPath Scholar Program

Scholarships, research opportunities and academic and social support for students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science or pre-engineering.

Coe’s new STEMPath Scholarship provides tuition support, opportunities for research experiences and a range of special programs over four years to fourteen students entering Coe in the fall of 2018 to study in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

STEMPath Scholars will receive a $6,500 grant for each of their first two years of study, and an $8,000 award for each of their final two years of college, making each scholarship worth $29,000 over four years.

To apply, students need to:

  • Have taken three years each of high school science and math
  • Have an ACT score of 25 or higher
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.3 on a traditional 4.0 scale
  • Be Pell Grant-eligible
  • Be planning to major in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science or pre-engineering
  • Be admitted to Coe to begin classes as a first-year student in the fall of 2018

» Click here to access the STEMPath Scholar Application.

The application period closes March 2, 2018. The Office of Admission will then be in contact regarding interview eligibility and details.



In addition to the scholarships, to support academic success, STEMPath will provide recipients with:

  • Tutoring and specialized supplemental instruction
  • Pre-orientation programming
  • Skills development workshops
  • A faculty mentor in a STEM department
  • STEM Ambassador peer mentors
  • A Coe alumni mentor employed in their field of interest
  • Membership in a STEM Living and Learning Community in a first-year student residence hall.
  • A paid summer research position

The goal of the STEMPath program is to enhance overall academic performance and encourage persistence of study in STEM fields through graduation to a career in STEM. Therefore, STEMPath Scholars will be required to:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress towards a degree in a STEM major at Coe
  • Participate in all STEMPath cohort activities
  • Meet regularly with their faculty mentor

Contact the Office of Admission at 319.399.8500 or admission@coe.edu with questions.