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, applicants 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 a 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 the Governor’s STEM Scholars for one of its virtual Governor’s STEM Scholars Open Applicant Information Sessions to learn more about the program and the application process.

  • Tuesday, April 13 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Register here.


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