The Urban STEM Collaboratory invites
applications for the 2020-2021 STEM Scholars program. Scholarships
are awarded in a range of $2,500-$10,000 per academic year and are
renewable through the senior year based on continued eligibility and
funding availability. Scholars will
become a part of a STEM Community
and will engage in a variety of academic, social, and career support programs
designed to help them succeed academically and professionally.
Eligibility: * Open to Engineering or Mathematical Sciences majors at the University of Memphis * Must be an entering or current freshman at the time of application * Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for entering freshman * Minimum college GPA of 2.8 for current freshmen * Minimum 26 composite score on the ACT, or equivalent * Must be eligible for financial aid as determined by the FAFSA
To apply: * Complete the online application * Be sure to include names and email addresses for two references (high school or college faculty or administrators) * Application review begins April 30, 2020 and will continue until all spots are filled
It is with deep disappointment that I share an update on the immediate suspension of the current FIRST season [including the Memphis FRC Regional] and the cancellation of both Championship events. This decision has been made based on guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and state and local health officials, as well as the declaration of states of emergency across many states/countries, the ever-expanding travel restrictions for schools, and in light of developments over the past 24 hours. The health and safety of our community is our top priority, so we have decided to suspend all season play across all Programs worldwide, effective immediately, including the cancellation of both FIRST Championship events. Please know that FIRST Championship registration fees will be refunded.
This difficult decision was grounded in FIRST’s commitment to put the health and safety of our community above all else. During this challenging time, we have been working closely with our program delivery partners (PDPs) and event organizers around the world to navigate and mitigate the risks to our community due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many of our events in the United States and around the world have been canceled or postponed, including more than half of all future FIRST Robotics Competition events. We acknowledge and appreciate the thousands of teams, parents, mentors, coaches and volunteers who have poured their hearts and souls into this season, and we share your disappointment.
The mission of FIRST has always been to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, and we continue to be deeply committed to this mission. We know that you will have questions, and we will provide answers in the following days and weeks as we navigate what has been an unprecedented time.