GENERAL Scholarship FAQ

Are GMiS Scholarships renewable?

GMiS scholarships are one-year scholarships. Students must apply each year and compete against our annual candidate pool.

What is the range of the GMiS scholarship amount?

GMiS scholarships typically range from $500 - $10,000.

Approximately, how many scholarships are awarded each year?

The number of scholarships that are awarded each year depends on the amount of scholarship support that is provided to Great Minds in STEM™.  

Do graduate and undergraduate students compete for the same scholarships?

No. Graduate students and undergraduate students compete within their own grouping.

If I qualify for more than one sponsored scholarship, will I be considered for all the scholarships I am qualified?

Yes. Based on the requirements of the sponsors, Great Minds in STEM™ determines what scholarships you are eligible to compete. Your GPA, major, university, classification, citizenship status, essay, courses, leadership, activities, resume, and letters of recommendation will be among the determining factors.

Is the application process completely online?

Yes. Great Minds in STEM™ does not accept paper applications for its GMiS Scholarship Program. All supporting documents, including official transcripts, must be submitted electronically. Applicants must first create a username and password to gain access to the scholarship portal. Applicants will be able to log back in and continue to review, edit, delete and or resubmit a new application through 11:59 pm PST on April 1.