SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway

High school seniors, get ready to enter the STEM career of your dreams! Thanks to a generous donation from SC Johnson, the STEM Scholars Pathway program allows you to pursue your interests in science, technology, engineering and math. You’ll receive financial and student support as you complete the first two years of your program at Gateway Technical College before transferring to Carthage College, Concordia University Wisconsin, or the Milwaukee School of Engineering or the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to complete your bachelor’s degree.

  • Gain a cutting-edge STEM education. You’ll work hands-on with the latest industry technology as you learn from top faculty at leading STEM colleges and universities.
  • Prepare for an in-demand STEM career. STEM Scholars Pathway program areas prepare you to graduate with the high-tech skills that area employers are looking for.
  • Receive dedicated support to help you succeed. You’ll have access to dedicated support and mentoring to help you navigate your college experience.
  • Receive financial support as you earn your degree. The STEM Scholars Pathway provides funding to assist with the cost of tuition, books and supplies for four years.

Two Steps to Apply!

Students must complete the STEM Scholars Pathway program application as well as Gateway's Application for Admission. Please review all eligibility requirements.

  1. Complete the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway program application, which includes a personal statement of purpose, copy of your high school transcript, and name & email address of high school teacher, counselor or administrator willing to provide letter of recommendation. Applicants must have at least one letter of recommendation.
  2. Complete the Gateway application for admission and be admitted to your chosen program at Gateway.

Graduating high school seniors must submit all application requirements by August 16, 2024 for consideration.

Eligible Programs of Study

The STEM Scholars Pathway program is open to students pursuing an eligible STEM-related college degree. 


Program Eligibility Requirements

Learn about the eligibility requirements and program expectations for the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway program.


Program Details and Support

Find out about the financial support, program support and educational opportunities provided by the STEM Scholars Pathway program.


4-year Transfer Options

The STEM Scholars Pathway provides students the opportunity to complete their associate degree at Gateway and transfer to Carthage College, Concordia University Wisconsin or Milwaukee School of Engineering to complete their bachelor's degree in a related STEM field. Explore transfer options:

Carthage College
Concordia University Wisconsin
Milwaukee School of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Parkside


Get your most pressing STEM Scholars Pathway questions answered, from finance to student expectations to transfer pathway information.