Gallaudet University’s faculty produces world-class STEM graduates. In recognition of their quality and the need to expand opportunities and access to low-income deaf and hard of hearing students, the National Science Foundation has issued a grant to fund scholarships for students pursuing a variety of majors.

Students who can demonstrate financial need and wish to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Information Technology are encouraged to apply for this award. First-year students will receive up to four years of scholarship support and transfer students will receive up to two-year scholarships.

In addition to the financial component, these awardees will benefit from access to the following to support their matriculation and retention supports:

  1. Tutoring support through the School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health (STAMP) tutoring center
  2. Provide general wellness and mental health support by partnering with Gallaudet’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs) and Student Success’ student coaches
  3. Removing Linguistic Barriers at remote internship sites by providing technology developed by STAMP’s Accessibility program
  4. Preparing students for a career in STEM by partnering with Gallaudet University’s Career Center to organize a STAMP Day for potential employers and graduate schools
  5. Networking opportunities for STAMP majors by funding their membership fees for professional STEM organizations

Application Requirements Apply Here

S-STEM team at Gallaudet University:

Dr. Gaurav Arora (Principal Investigator), Associate Professor of Biology, STAMP

Dr. Caroline Solomon (Co- Principal Investigator), Professor of Biology and School Director, STAMP

Dr. Alicia Wooten (Co- Principal Investigator), Assistant Professor of Biology, STAMP

Dr. Christopher Hayes, (Co- Principal Investigator), Assistant Professor of Mathematics, STAMP

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The project titled “Expanding Opportunities for Success of Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM majors” (NSF DUE #2130275) aims to contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with demonstrated financial need at Gallaudet University.


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