STEM Scholars Program

Building on your strengths

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in STEM, but find traditional predictors of student success to be a barrier, you may be ready for the STEM Scholars program. We develop the often overlooked skills and talents of underrepresented students to build a stronger, more diverse STEM community.

Program participants co-develop an individualized development plan around academic and professional goals that helps guide them to graduation and launch their career. Experiences like mentoring, undergraduate research, presenting at a conference, or an internship while in the program help propel students on their career path.

portrait of a graduate with a STEM scholars stoleDeveloping leaders and change agents: changing the face of science

Graduates of STEM Scholars will be prepared for a world without program support. STEM Scholars gain experience running workshops for their peers, learn how to mentor others, and begin developing their own infrastructure to ensure sustained success at ISU, future institutions, or the private sector. With every science degree, STEM Scholars are making a difference for their families, their communities, and our larger society.

Information about applying

To schedule an appointment, send an email to Dr. Corey Welch, Director of the STEM Scholars program at