Infinity Scholars (National Science Foundation)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FALL 2014 INFINITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS!
(Please complete and submit your Infinity Scholarship Program contract to the Office of Planning and Development at 19 S 7th St, Estherville, IA 51334, or provide to a faculty mentor).
The Infinity Scholars Program is funded and supported through the National Science Foundation. The Program provides annual scholarships of up to $4,350 to nearly thirty students in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students at Iowa Lakes Community College. Students accepted into the program must adhere to the following program requirements:
- Students must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA or higher
- Each student must sign and submit a program contract
- Each student received an Infinity Scholarship Passport with Program activity guidelines
- Students must remain in a STEM program (determined by NSF guidelines)
- Students must attend orientation, convocations, faculty mentor advisory sessions, and cohort study tables
- Students are also required to attend one or more of the following:
* Nobel Conference
* Iowa Academy of Science Conference
* Other STEM-related Conference Approved through a Faculty Mentor
* Undergraduate Research
- Freshman students must complete the Noel-Levitz Entering Student Survey and sophomore students must complete the CAAP assessment
- Students should utilize Iowa Lakes’ tools such as Optimal Resume, eCompanion for Research, and Career Ready 101 for future academic and professional goal-planning
- Each student must attend the end-of-year Capstone Event
Participants are selected based on academic excellence in a STEM program. Each student will gain experience, growth, and an improved educational experience through program activities designed to enhance overall STEM-student academic experiences. Project activities and assessments will increase the number of well-educated and skilled students to pursue a four-year degree or enter the workforce directly into an in-demand field.