Val's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
It is the intention with this scholarship to provide assistance to typically underrepresented students with an interest and/or aptitude in Science (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, but NOT Social Sciences), Technology (e.g. Computer Science), Engineering or Mathematics (specifically: re-entry students, and those with a non-traditional high school experience). CRITERIA: Must be a resident of California (Tuolumne or Calaveras County residency preferred); must have completed at least 6 units during the previous term; must be enrolled in at least 6 units in the current term; plan to return to Columbia College or transfer to a 4- year college in the Fall; GPA 3.0; majoring in Science (hard sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, etc.), Computer Technology, Engineering or Mathematics; must show some financial need; preference given to students from traditionally underrepresented populations and those expressing an interest in education for education sake.