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STEM Scholarship

Advancing Cohorts of Excellence in STEM Scholarship

Avila University provides students with an unparalleled education with strong results. With our proven track record for success, Avila University has received a National Science Foundation STEM grant. This new grant allows us to offer eight competitive STEM scholarships for new freshmen students entering Avila University in Fall 2018.

This scholarship program is for eligible students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Computer Science and Software Engineering at Avila University. The typical amount of this competitive scholarship ranges from $6,000 - $10,000. When stacked with your other Avila scholarships your combination of scholarships can range from $10,000-$20,000 per year. Don't forget, our tuition, books and standard campus fees are only $19,900! 

Benefits of the scholarship program above the normal Avila benefits includes:

  • Early exposure to research and internship opportunities.
  • Mentorship program with peers, faculty and professionals in your chosen field of study.
  • Cohort learning community.

To apply for this competitive scholarship you must:

  1. Apply to Avila University.
  2. Submit high school transcript and ACT scores for admission.
  3. Complete and submit the STEM scholarship form 
  4. Submit a completed FAFSA as soon after October 1, 2017, as possible.
  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school math or science teacher.
    The letter of recommendation can be submitted by emailing it to
  6. Submit an essay (1 page double-spaced 10-pt font) short video (5 minutes) Email to
    In either format, introduce yourself and briefly discuss your personal and career goals and interests. If you have completed AP STEM courses and/or participated in extracurricular or co-curricular STEM-related activities, they are taken into consideration, so please address these in your video or essay.
  7. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, nationals, legal permanent residents or refugee aliens. Must declare a major in one of the four S-STEM degree programs (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Computer Science or Software Engineering). Applicants must be full-time degree-track students. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of financial need, as determined by the Director of Financial Aid and defined by the FAFSA. Typical awardees have a minimum 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA.

The Selection Committee will interview all eligible final applicants. Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis, until they are filled. Don't delay in submitting your documents for these ten spots.

If you have questions about the application process or requirements, please contact the Office of Admission by clicking here

Student Success Support for Scholarship Recipients

At Avila University, we want to ensure your success into your chosen career. We have support services that assist in a variety of ways and encourage all students who receive this grant to also apply for our Inspire to Achieve program to take advantage of all that Avila has to offer. Also, check out our academic clubs and societies below.

Beta Beta Beta - The Pi Iota chapter of Tri-beta was established at Avila in the fall of 1998. Tri-beta is an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences, particularly undergraduates.  It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment to cultivate intellectual interest in the life sciences, and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study.

Jean Pierre Médaille Honor Society - An undergraduate, interdisciplinary honor society for Avila University students recognizing academic achievement and promoting student leadership.

National Society of Leadership and Success - The National Society of Leadership and Success is a national honor society dedicated to creating lasting positive change in students’ lives and the community around them.

Committed to helping students build leadership skills essential for academic and professional success…

The Society invites students to:

  • Six broadcast presentations by the nation’s top speakers, authors and leaders each school year.
  • Leadership Training programs, exercises and workshops.
  • Participate in peer coaching groups called Success Networking Teams (SNTs) and community service

Computer Science Club - The Computer Science (CS) club is an opportunity for Avila computer science majors to come together to discuss and review new ideas and concepts. The club will educate the Kansas City community about Computer Science and help computer science majors learn and develop skills. It will also help new CS students get acclimated to Avila and the department.

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