The Governor’s STEM Scholars brings together New Jersey’s high-achieving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students, from grades 10 through doctoral level, to connect with New Jersey STEM professionals and experts, learn about higher education and career pathways in STEM, participate in a STEM research project, and acquire important professional development skills.

Interested applicants must complete a written application including an essay question, and submit a 60-second personal video, their high school or college transcript, a resume, and an optional letter of recommendation. College-level applicants must also submit a proposal for a research project to be conducted by a team of Scholars and funded by the Governor’s STEM Scholars.

Eligibility requirements
To be considered for the Governor’s STEM Scholars, an applicant must be a sophomore in high school through doctoral level as of fall 2021; be enrolled in a New Jersey high school, college or university, or certified as a home-schooled student in New Jersey; have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; and show a strong commitment to STEM in New Jersey

Applications are now open and will close on June 11. Find more information regarding the process, including frequently asked questions, and a link to apply at

Learn more about how to apply
Join virtually the Governor’s STEM Scholars Governor’s STEM Scholars Open Applicant Information Session on Thursday, May 27 from 6-7 p.m. to learn more about the program and the application process. Register at

More about the Governor’s STEM Scholars program
Discover NJ’s STEM economy
Scholars gain a 360° view of New Jersey’s STEM economy, through four symposiums, held from September through May, focusing on government, academia, industry and a commencement.

Network with STEM professionals
Scholars will network with the state’s leading STEM researchers and professionals, meet C-level STEM professionals and executives through Fireside Chats, and connect with their peers who will be New Jersey’s next generation of research and innovation leaders.

Conduct research
Led by college-level team leaders, and mentored through professional STEM advisers, each scholar produces a viable research project.

Explore STEM facilities and labs
Scholars will visit top STEM facilities and labs throughout New Jersey.

Gain access to internships
Scholars will get exclusive access to internship opportunities across the state.
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