The STEM Education Program offers the following scholarship exclusively to students enrolled in the STEM Education Program: 

To learn more about each of these scholarships and their application process, click on the links below. 

Each One Reach One (EORO) Scholarship

Each One Reach One originated as an initiative called, "Diversity in Teaching," set forth by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). In 1989, the General Assembly called for a variety of ways to correct the under-representation of African Americans and Hispanics among public school teachers in Tennessee. Changes occurred in federal law which determined that race could no longer be a factor in a program's eligibility, in addition, the proportionality of minority teachers to minority students can no longer be a governing principle of a program. Since then, the grant has evolved to focus on finding up and coming educators who have a commitment to diversity in teaching. Each One Reach One currently seeks out prospective math, science, and special education teachers.

Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship

With an increasingly complex and demanding world, successful solutions to our nation’s (and our world’s) problems require a solid education. As a leader in nonprofit fundraising, Veteran Car Donations sees, up close, the many issues facing today’s society. What better way to help combat these problems than to help pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders? To put our money where our mouth is, we are announcing the 2018 Veteran Car Donations Annual College Scholarship – supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees. According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. Related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study. Veteran Car Donations will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, Veteran Car Donations will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up.

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

The Rogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Aspire Scholarship

The ASPIRE scholarship is available to Appalachian high school seniors with financial need who plan to enroll in STEM Major fields at UTC. We will provide funding to 20 incoming students in Fall 2018 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program. Eligible majors for the scholarship at UTC include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Scholarship is excited to share a new scholarship we are offering to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree emphasizing STEM subjects. Women are historically underrepresented in STEM professions, and wishes to promote more interest and opportunity for women in these fields of study. The Women in STEM Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition. 

  • Applying for the Scholarship
    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives them plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. We will choose one winner based on their free response submissions. 
    To submit their application, students should visit this page:
  • Eligibility Requirements
    To participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria: 
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
    • Must be an enrolled (or accepted) female student in an accredited college or university
    • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree with a STEM emphasis (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics)
  • More info: Scholarship

BluePay STEM Scholarship

Deadline date: August 16th, 2019

Detailed description: Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Bernard Benson Scholarship

A one year scholarship for a middle or secondary science education major preparing to teach high school in Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space sciences, Physics or Mathematics.

John T. Steiner, Sr. Scholarship

One scholarship of $358 for a junior or senior STEM Education student currently enrolled in the program. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a financial need.