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S-STEM Scholarship Program
(Funded by National Science Foundation Grant # DUE-0966003)

Grant Period: 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2016

SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology received the National Science Foundation Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) grant award for $596,160 in July 2010 to support 18 students to complete Baccalaureate degree or Associate degree.

S-STEM requirements:

  • Scholars must be financially disadvantaged and academically talented
  • Open to US citizens or permanent residents
  • Priority given to women and underrepresented ethnic minorities
  • An annual scholarship of $7,200 per student ($28,800 total for four years)

SUNY STEM Conference

Key outcomes of the program:

  1. Number of scholarship recipients: 30 scholars over a six-year period
  2. Percent of recipients graduated/retained: 77% (23 scholars)
  3. Number of graduated/retained recipients receiving Bachelor’s degree: 74% (17)
  4. Number of graduated/retained recipients with Associate degree: 26% (6)
  5. Number of graduated/retained recipients earning minor in Physics and/or Math: 70%

Other achievements:

  1. Professional development for all scholars (conference attendance)
  2. Educational field trips for all scholars
  3. Summer program in math and physics in the first three years
  4. Academic and enrichment support programs/mentorship
  5. STEM seminars
  6. Presentations of the progress and outcome at national conferences
  7. A publication in peer review journal
  8. Supplemental recruitment activities

For more information on this scholarship program, please contact:

Dr. Lawretta Ononye
Associate Professor of Physics
Director NSF S-STEM Program
SUNY Canton


  1. Lawretta Ononye, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
  2. Molly Mott, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Support Services & Instructional Technology
  3. Feng Hong, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  4. JoAnne Fassinger, Grants Coordinator