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NSF S-STEM Scholarships in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Mathematics and Engineering Best (ME-Best) Program

Application Form: PDF MSWord

Up to $3,125 for undergraduates,
or $6,250 for graduate students (renewable)

Application Deadlines: August 1st for Fall Semester and December 1st for Spring Semester


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States, national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency;
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid (if you have questions, please check with the TAMIU Financial Aid office);
  • Be pursuing a bachelor or master degree in at least one of the following disciplines:
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Pre-Engineering or Engineering
    • Computer Science
  • Be enrolled full-time in any of the above fields during the semester you are receiving the scholarship; and,
  • Demonstrate academic potential or ability by having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50


  • The completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Scholarship application form PDF  MSWord 
  • A 200-300 word essay describing your academic and career plans
  • Evidence of SAT, ACT scores and/or class rank
  • A teacher nomination form or recommendation letter(s) from employer or school counselors
  • Evidence for financial need
  • Transcripts of high school (for undergraduates) and all college work.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Runchang Lin at (956) 326.2569, or Dr. Fuming Wu at (956) 326.2600.  


Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics
College of Arts and Sciences