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National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship Program

The Opportunities for STEM Achievement (OSA) program, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship Program, will award scholarships of up to $4,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students and scholarships of up to $6,000 per year to continuing students pursuing degrees in: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Mathematics. OSA will serve a population of academically talented, financially needy students who are often first-generation and largely underrepresented in these fields. OSA scholars receive: personalized advisement along with an Individual Achievement Plan designed to improve persistence; faculty mentored research and opportunities to present at conferences; seminars and career exploration presented by external professionals; traditional support services including professional and peer tutoring to increase academic achievement; and assistance with career preparation for immediate entry in STEM employment or admission to graduate school.

Eligibility to Apply
  • Maintain full-time student status at Mercy College
  • Citizens of the United States, Nationals of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence
  • Major in: Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or Cybersecurity
  • Meet specific financial criteria and file a FAFSA
  • Freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or continuing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0