The Rural Discovery Scholars program provides four-year scholarships for students from rural school districts majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, materials science, or molecular biology. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the STEM workforce while reducing their debt from attending college.
Each Rural Discovery Scholar will receive:
The Rural Discovery Scholars will all live on the same floor of one of the dormitories in an integrated living-learning community. Additionally, the Rural Discovery Scholars will participate in an annual Transitions to Careers workshop that will help the Scholars decide upon and pursue their chosen career path.
To be eligible for the Rural Discovery Scholars program, students must:
Students who have been accepted to Westminster College and who meet the above eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply by completing the four-question Rural Discovery Scholars application. Strong applicants will be invited to interview with the selection committee. Preference will be given to first-generation college students.
Questions about the Rural Discovery Scholars program, including eligibility requirements, can be directed to Dr. Pete Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org; 724-946-7299).
*Rural Discovery Scholars are required to participate in the required activities of the program and to maintain a 3.0 All-College grade point average (GPA) during their studies at Westminster College to have their award renewed each year.