STEM Scholars Program

The Bucknell STEM Scholars program recognizes talented prospective and current students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The program encourages applications from all students — especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM fields, such as first-generation, low-income, multicultural and female students.

A Head Start on Collegiate Research

Approximately 10 Bucknell STEM Scholars will come to Bucknell's campus the summer before their first year. If you become a Bucknell STEM Scholar, you'll get to know your faculty and peer mentors, learn research methods and begin to transition to college life. You'll live with your peers in a community that brings together your experiences inside and outside of class, and gain a hands-on introduction to laboratory research under the close mentorship of a Bucknell professor. As a Bucknell STEM Scholar, your five-week summer transition and research program will lay the foundation for future research interests as well as your relationships with faculty and peers.

During the summer before your first year at Bucknell, you will:

  • Learn research methods.
  • Conduct research with a faculty mentor and research team.
  • Attend workshops on academic success and the transition to college.
  • Participate in group activities and weekend excursions.
  • Receive a stipend and on-campus housing.
  • Be expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program.

You will also be encouraged to continue working on research projects with faculty and to present your work in oral or poster presentations as well as peer-reviewed scholarship throughout your Bucknell academic career.

How to Apply

Interested students who have been admitted to the Class of 2025 should apply to be considered for the STEM Scholars Program by April 19, 2021. Use the link in the banner below.

Apply to be a STEM Scholar

Program Dates

Dates for the 2021 STEM Scholars Program have been tentatively set for June 27 to July 30.

Bucknell Contacts

Professor M. Lynn Breyfogle, Associate Dean, First-year and Sophomore Students
113 Marts Hall

Professor Erin Jablonski, Associate Dean of Faculty 
230 Dana Engineering Building