Apply to inSTEM

Applications for Howard University and UT-Arlington first year students are open! If you are an incoming STEM interested student apply today!


Are you an undergraduate first-year student interested in one of the exciting fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)?

inSTEM is a support network of and for STEM students currently at Howard University and at the University of Texas – Arlington.

At the NSTMF, we are building inclusive and equitable STEM communities across the country. inSTEM is designed to inspire the next generation of great scientists and technologists by creating connections and developing skills that help students overcome barriers to success.

Available Funding

Each student will be awarded a $500+ stipend per semester as well as a Scholar Success Kit for successful entry and completion of inSTEM program engagements.



inSTEM offers four years of programming; each has a theme based on the Scholars’ needs for the current school year. Scholars are recruited as prospective first year undergraduate students and are empowered to make the most of the four year inSTEM curriculum.

Each cohort includes 15 inSTEM Scholars and one Coach. STEM Experts will visit cohorts to lead workshops and provide insights about the greater STEM community!

  • First-Year Students
  • High School weighted GPA of 2.8 and above
  • Interested in STEM majors (What do we mean by STEM majors? Click here.)
  • Interested in joining their STEM community
  • Willing to learn and share with peers
  • Open-minded

Scholar benefits and obligations

In addition to personal and professional development benefits; inSTEM scholars will be eligible for:

  • A stipend to be used for books and requires school supplies.
  • Student Success Kit that includes equipment they need to participate in this program from a distance, like a headset and a microphone or other distance learning materials

Scholars are expected to:

  • Adhere to a code of conduct that creates a safer space for everyone to share and learn. Participants who do not comply with the guidelines for creating safer spaces for Scholars will be removed from the program immediately.
  • Attend eight meetings per semester and schedule at least one 30-minute mentor session with their Coach per semester.
  • Reach out to at least two STEM experts in their auxiliary network by the end of each term to build their professional network.

Program Goals

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The Program has three objectives for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in stem:
  • 1. Build a community that prompts students to address the benefits and challenges of being a member of an underrepresented community in stem.
  • 2. Offer proffessional development for undergraduates seeking experience relevent to their majors.
  • 3. Connect students with mentors on campus and role models off campus to whom they can turn for guidance.

Join Us

If you are an incoming first year student at Howard University or UT-Arlington and you are interested pursuing a STEM major click the button below to complete the application! Please make sure you use your university email when you apply.


Your contribution to the NSTMF not only serves to celebrate scientific advancement, ingenuity, and exploration, but also symbolizes your commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future in STEM.


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