Tuesday, March 31

Brookdale Newsroom

STEM Institute to Award $5,000 Fellowships

Brookdale students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) may be eligible for a $5,000 fellowship in 2016-17, courtesy of the Brookdale STEM Institute, NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC).

Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of Brookdale’s STEM Fellowship program, which provides academic funding and leadership development opportunities to select students each year. The program, funded by a grant from NASA and the NJSGC, was recently renewed for the 2016-17 school year.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled full-time as a STEM major at Brookdale. Applicants must have completed 24 credits by the end of the Spring 2016 semester, with at least two semesters’ worth of program requirements as a STEM major.

Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and must remain a full-time student at Brookdale for the 2016-17 school year. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 toward their education and serve as peer mentors in the STEM Institute, while working one-on-one with a faculty advisor to complete a year-long research project. STEM Fellows may also have the opportunity to work in a NASA center during the summer.

Previous STEM Fellows include Brookdale graduates Ashley Crelin, Rhiannon Long, Nick Sakowski and Adam Winkler and current students Chloe Baker, Nick Marcouiller, Felix Perelmuter and Anthony Pompili.

Learn more about Rhiannon Long’s STEM Fellowship research project here. Check out a Brookdale TV commercial featuring former STEM fellow Nick Sakowski here.

Applications for the STEM Fellowship program are available in the Brookdale STEM office, MAS 230. For more information contact assistant biology professor Gitanjali Kundu at 732-224-2407 or email gkundu@brookdalecc.edu. Applications must be received by May 1, 2016.

Click here to learn more about the Brookdale STEM Institute.