SC Johnson STEM Scholars Program Details and Support

As a STEM Scholar, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the classroom with the latest industry technology as you learn from top faculty at some of the area’s leading STEM colleges and universities and graduate prepared for an in-demand STEM career. 

The SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway provides you with dedicated support as you work to complete your degree. 

Program information 

  • STEM Scholars will work to earn a degree in an eligible STEM-related associate degree program at Gateway Technical College in the first 2.5 years of the program.
  • Once students have earned their associate degree, they will transfer to Carthage College, Concordia University, Milwaukee School of Engineering or UW-Parkside to complete an eligible STEM-related bachelor’s degree program.
  • As a STEM Scholar, you’ll join a cohort of students receiving dedicated support and mentoring from Gateway’s STEM Scholars Coordinator and other experts to help you navigate your college experience and succeed in your coursework.
  • As a STEM Scholar you will participate in a program kickoff and summer bridge program as well as mandatory weekly study halls, academic and career-planning workshops, putting you on the path to success.

Financial information

  • STEM Scholars will receive $7,500 per year as they complete their associate degree at Gateway Technical College. (A maximum of $15,000 total over eight semesters.)
  • Then, students who meet the transfer requirements and enroll at:
    • Carthage College, Concordia University, or MSOE will receive $7,500 per year for your final two years (six consecutive semesters) plus a matching $7,500 scholarship per year from the 4-year college.
    • UW-Parkside will receive $7,500 per year for your final two years (six consecutive semesters)
  • Students are responsible for any remaining costs associated with completing their associate and bachelor’s degrees above and beyond those covered as part of the STEM Scholars Pathway.
  • Students are encouraged to review information on the cost of attendance at Gateway Technical College as well as at their selected 4-year institution (Carthage College, Concordia University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Parkside
  • Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to help cover any additional costs of attendance. The first step is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA). Gateway’s School Code is 005389.

Gateway to a 4-year Transfer Information

  • STEM Scholars have a seamless, guaranteed transfer into one of the eligible STEM-related programs of your choice at Carthage, Concordia, MSOE with early connections to these STEM Scholars partners.
  • STEM Scholars must meet the transfer requirements for their selected program of study and transfer institution as outlined in the eligibility requirements.
  • The STEM Scholars Pathway program coordinator will work with STEM Scholars through the transfer process from Gateway to the 4-year.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact your New Student Specialist.