S-STEM Scholarship Program

S-STEM Scholarship Program

National Science Foundation

Susquehanna wants the best and brightest biology students


Susquehanna University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The S-STEM program provides scholarships that will help Susquehanna meet the full demonstrated need of 30 students who wish to study biology. Susquehanna encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. 

The grant provides almost $600,000 over four years for the program. The BIOS (Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship) Program will offer the following to select biology majors who demonstrate aptitude and financial need:

STEM Program
  • Science scholarships
  • Summer orientation
  • Community engagement
  • Focused mentoring and advising
  • Research and internship opportunities to prepare for graduate school and STEM careers 


Twenty- two students have entered Susquehanna’s BIOS Program since the fall of 2012. We look forward to welcoming the next cohort to campus in the fall of 2014!

Prospective students: Complete an initial S-STEM program application. »
Guidance counselors: Nominate a student. »


Natrual Sciences CenterThe biology department is housed in our new academic facility. This $32-million, 81,000 square-foot science building earned LEED silver-level certification. It opened in 2010 and is the largest building on campus. The new science building includes 19 teaching and research lab, 30 prep and support spaces and a rooftop greenhouse.

More about the new science building. »


Proven outcomes. Biology majors successfully pursue a wide range of options, including graduate school and careers. 

More about biology grads' success after Susquehanna. » 

“The current trend in outsourcing jobs to other countries has elevated concerns about STEM literacy in the United States, and the future of innovation and discovery in this country. We are pleased that the NSF funding for BIOS at Susquehanna will create greater opportunities for students to enroll in the biology program, graduate with a degree in biology and become professionals in a STEM field.”

– Thomas Peeler,  Associate Professor of Biology, NSF Grant Principal Investigator

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