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S-STEM Fellowship program

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The S-STEM Fellowship program provides four-year scholarships to high-achieving underrepresented students who have exhibited a commitment to academic excellence, as well as a desire to give back to society and to assist others.

A Strong Foundation
Clarkson is a nationally ranked research institution with signature programs in engineering, the sciences, and mathematics. As an S-STEM Fellow, you’ll benefit from Clarkson’s expertise and an innovative pedagogy in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

The S-STEM Fellowship Program is a collaboration between Clarkson’s Honors Program and the Office for Institutional Diversity Initiatives. The program complements the student’s major by offering mentoring, personal development and leadership workshops, and access to research, internships, and co-ops. The S-STEM program enables its members to acquire the skills for academic and career success. 

Financial Assistance and Mentorship
As an S-STEM Fellow, you will receive four years of financial assistance. In addition, you will be part of a close-knit, supportive and friendly community. You will be closely mentored to ensure that you obtain the most from your educational experience and customized tutoring — tutoring that matches personalities and learning styles as well as the subject matter — is available. S-STEM mentors will also:

  • Guide you through Clarkson’s innovative, project-based interdisciplinary curriculum;
  • Direct you to research opportunities on campus and internships at advanced industrial sectors; and
  • Help you to build a network of alumni and industry relationships for internships, co-ops and fast-track jobs.

Professional Development and Personal Growth
The S-STEM Program offers a variety of opportunities for professional development and social interaction through seminars, workshops, field trips, and group dinners. Recent activities have included a workshop of test taking strategies and stress management, a  field trip to the nearby Adirondack Park, and team-building skills activities.

About Clarkson University
Clarkson University is a nationally ranked research university and the institution of choice for more than 3,500 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students.  Through 50+ programs, we educate remarkably effective engineers, scientists, health professionals, business people, and creative leaders who easily defy convention and engage “What’s next.”

For more information, contact:
Hayley H. Shen
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Clarkson University
PO Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710

315-268-7985 (fax)


“As a result of the workshops, seminars and activities designed to develop skills and the available opportunities, I feel comfortable asking questions and taking leadership positions. The S-STEM fellowship program has provided me with the guidance and skills I need to be successful in college!”
— Alicia Shelvay ’11

The Clarkson University S-STEM Fellowship Program recognizes talented underrepresented students who have demonstrated a strong interest to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields despite social or economic constraints.