SLICE Scholarship Program

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IMPORTANT DUE DATES: Priority will be given to scholarship applications turned in by February 1, 2024. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to increase their likelihood of receiving their award.

About the SLICE (STEM Learning Interdisciplinary Community Expansion) Scholarship Program

National Science Foundation logoThe University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Pitt-Greensburg) has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in STEM. Through the S-STEM Scholarship Program, the NSF is strengthening the U.S. scientific workforce by supporting academically talented students who would otherwise have difficulties reaching their goals.

The goal of the SLICE Scholarship Program is to attract, recruit, retain, and graduate academically talented STEM transfer students and traditional students from rural areas with baccalaureate degrees in the natural sciences.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years are available to eligible academically talented students. Currently, scholarships are being awarded for the upcoming Fall term to newly admitted undergraduate students and transfer students with declared majors in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Information Technology, Data Analytics, or Applied Mathematics.

SLICE Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the scholarship program, students must:

  1. Student examining petri dish.Be an incoming first-year student or a transfer student intended to major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Information Technology, Data Analytics, or Applied Mathematics
  2. Apply to be a full-time student at Pitt-Greensburg
  3. Be U.S. citizens, nationals, aliens admitted as refugees, permanent resident aliens
  4. Demonstrate academic potential via a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  5. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education

For additional information about the SLICE Program or to start a SLICE program at your institution, please email

Support for the SLICE Scholarship program is being provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 2130102. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.