Scholarships for STEM Program (S-STEM)

Application Checklist

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Use this 2020-2021 S-STEM Fillable Application Form (PDF) to download, save, fill-in, and send as an attachment from your UH Hilo email address. Be sure to include your supporting documentation as scanned attachments as well.

  • S-STEM Application Form
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status, acceptable documentation:
    • For U.S. Citizens:
      • Copy of your United States Passport, the page with your name and photo: or
      • Copy of your Birth Certificate confirming a United States place of birth
    • For US Nationals:
      • Copy of your Passport, the page with your name and photo
    • For Permanent Resident Aliens:
      • Copy of your Passport, the page with your name and photo: and
      • Copy of your Permanent Resident card (“Green Card”), front and back
  • Official High School Transcripts, or Official College Transcripts
  • List of your Mathematics courses
    • Current courses with your grade as of the date of your application (most recent report card is sufficient)
    • Past courses with your final grade (should be included in your transcript)
  • Official SAT Scores or ACT with writing part completed, if you are an entering freshman (you may send us a copy while we wait for the official results to arrive at UH Hilo)
  • Personal Statement
    • Feel free to include as much detail about yourself as you feel necessary (See instructions in the Application Form)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a High School Mathematics and/or Science teacher, or a College Professor
    • Please have your teacher send the letter of recommendation directly to Dr. Terrilani Chong, address below
    • Letter must be in a sealed envelope with your teacher’s signature across the seal

Copy of your submitted University of Hawaiʻi application, if submitted.

How to submit

  • Electronically: You must submit by email attachment, including all supporting documents as scans, to Dr. Mike Peterson mrp2@hawaii.edu using the subject line “Application S-STEM Cohort 8”
  • Letter of Recommendation: You should be sent directly to Dr. Mike Peterson mrp2@hawaii.edu using the subject line “S-STEM Cohort 8 LOR for ....Student Name”
  • Acceptance into the S-STEM Program will be decided after your Pell Eligibility is confirmed.