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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

 

The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Read below to find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply.

 

Am I eligible for the Rogers STEM Scholarship (GI Bill extension)?

You may be eligible for this scholarship if you meet at least one of the requirements listed here.

At least one of these must be true. You:

  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program or qualifying dual-degree program, or
  • Have earned a post-secondary degree or a graduate degree in an approved STEM degree field and are enrolled in a covered clinical training program for health care professionals, or
  • Have earned a post-secondary degree in an approved STEM degree field and are working toward a teaching certification

Read the full eligibility requirements below.

 

Full eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you need to meet all of the requirements listed below for your situation.

If you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree or qualifying dual-degree program 

All of these must be true. You:

  • Are enrolled in a qualifying undergraduate STEM degree program that requires at least 120 standard semester credit hours (or 180 quarter credit hours) to complete, and
  • Have completed at least 60 standard credit hours (or 90 quarter credit hours) toward your degree, and
  • Have 6 months or less of your Post-9/11 GI Bill (or Fry Scholarship) benefits left. To find out how much of your benefits you have left, check your Post-9/11 GI Bill Statement of Benefits.

Note: You can’t use the STEM scholarship for graduate degree programs at this time. 

 

If you’re enrolled in a covered clinical training program for health care professionals

All of these must be true. You:

  • Have earned a qualifying degree in a STEM field, and
  • Have been accepted or are enrolled in a covered clinical training program for health care professionals, and
  • Have 6 months or less of your Post-9/11 GI Bill (or Fry Scholarship) benefits left. To find out how much of your benefits you have left, check your Post-9/11 GI Bill Statement of Benefits.

 

If you’re working toward a teaching certification

All of these must be true. You:

  • Have earned a qualifying post-secondary degree in a STEM field, and
  • Have been accepted or are enrolled in a teaching certification program, and
  • Have 6 months or less of your Post-9/11 GI Bill (or Fry Scholarship) benefits left. To find out how much of your benefits you have left, check your Post-9/11 GI Bill Statement of Benefits.

 

How the VA prioritizes scholarships

If you meet the above criteria, we can’t guarantee that you’ll receive the Rogers STEM scholarship.

We give priority to Veterans and Fry Scholars who:

  • Are eligible for the maximum Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit (100% level), and
  • Require the most credit hours compared to other applicants

 

Which degree programs can I use this scholarship for?

You can use this scholarship for undergraduate degree programs in these subject areas:

  • Agriculture science or natural resources science
  • Biological or biomedical science
  • Computer and information science and support services
  • Engineering, engineering technologies, or an engineering-related field
  • Health care or a health-care-related field
  • Mathematics or statistics
  • Medical residency (undergraduate only)
  • Physical science
  • Science technologies or technicians

Download the full list of eligible STEM degree programs (PDF)

 

You can apply online right now. The online application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.