NexSTEM

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NexSTEM program awards 4-year, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships to talented Heartland Community College, Illinois State University, and Illinois Wesleyan University applicants who have significant financial need.

Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects?

Wondering how you'll afford college?

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NexSTEM program will provide four-year scholarships to approximately 70 academically successful, low income students from McLean county and the surrounding areas who are committed to pursuing STEM degrees at Heartland Community College (HCC), Illinois State University (ISU), or Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). Successful applicants will be awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 a year for four years, with the exact amount determined by the student's financial need and the college's cost of attendance. Scholarship recipients who begin their college educations at HCC and then transfer to ISU or IWU will have their scholarship transfer with them. In addition to receiving financial support, scholarship recipients will be part of mentoring network and gain real world experience by participating with faculty and peers in STEM research projects that serve the McLean county community.