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Supporting Undergraduate Cohorts of Career-Ready Engineering and Science Scholars isn't just a fancy name for our program - it's what we plan to do.

This project is funded by NSF's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics program, which seeks to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who earn degrees in STEM fields. The purpose? To provide scholarships for deserving students,  improve the education of future STEM workers and to support our program students in academic success, retention, transfer, graduation and academic/career pathways.

Who is it for?

Academically talented, low-income students with the demonstrated financial need who are pursuing bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS).

How it works

The project aims to increase student persistence in STEM fields in a few ways:

  • linking scholarships with effective supporting activities, including faculty, industry and peer mentoring; 
  • cohort-shared living and academic experiences; 
  • undergraduate research experiences; 
  • career exploration; 
  • and participation in discipline-specific conferences. 

Also, to encourage a business mindset, you'll will complete a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Our goal: your success

The SUCCESS project will contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at WVU Tech. If you have an aptitude in STEM but need a little help paying for college, this might be a great program for you.

This project aims to increase the number of career-ready STEM graduates with high motivation and an entrepreneurial mindset to increase employment in technology-based businesses and/or the creation of technology-based start-up ventures. This project also aims to strengthen the pipeline of qualified engineers and scientists that support the economic competitiveness of West Virginia, the Appalachian region and the United States.

Join us, and we plan to help you become a well-rounded, successful and highly capable scientist, mathematician, engineer or technician.


The selected scholars will receive $5,000 average scholarship that can go up to the unmet need of the scholar.