POPUPS Scholars Program


Starting fall semester of 2020, Augusta University’s (AU) College of Science and Mathematics will be offering scholarships to qualified students majoring in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Mathematics, or Physics.  These scholarships are funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) program Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) award 1930341.  

AU students who have completed introductory courses in their major (BIOL 1108, CHEM 1212, MATH 2011, or PHYS 2211) with an A or B, are in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) and meet financial eligibility requirements are eligible to receive scholarships for up to $7,500 per academic year.  Scholarships can be renewed for up to two years if eligibility is maintained. 

This scholarship program has a number of special features designed to help students succeed in their chosen major and move on to the STEM workforce or graduate school in their chosen discipline.  These features include:

  • Popup workshops focusing on STEM, career paths and readiness
  • Peer mentoring
  • Individualized faculty mentoring starting in year two
  • Professional mentoring in year three
  • Placement in a learning community

Underrepresented minorities and female students are strongly encouraged to apply.