SBVC Students Awarded S-STEM Scholarships

Student S-Stem Scholarships

Eleven SBVC students have been selected as recipients of S-STEM awards, or Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

These Wolverines earned scholarships ranging from $2,897 to $6,000, with the total amount among them exceeding $50,000. The scholarships come from a California State University, San Bernardino grant funded by the National Science Foundation. This 5-year grant is a collaborative effort between CSUSB and four local community colleges, including SBVC.

Totaling nearly $5 million, this grant funds a program that provides the scholarships to community college and transfer students who are pursuing degrees in the STEM field. The program also provides academic and other support to increase the persistence of these academically talented students.

Scholars will meet regularly with a faculty mentor in their major, participate in cohort classes their first year at CSUSB, and have access to a variety of co-curricular opportunities including peer mentoring, workshops and research experiences.

The goal is to have these transfer scholars transition seamlessly into the CSUSB system, which will dramatically increase the likelihood of their successful completion of a degree program and entry into a rewarding STEM-related career.

Congratulations to Aracely Arevalo, Edna Lomeli, Rumana Muriam, Dennis Burden, Kyah Gracia, Wijdan Kaoud, Steven Kasalirwe, Heather Livings, Andrea Monteon, Salvador Rodriguez, and Cherish Troung!