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Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program

The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program was established by House Bill 2910, passed by the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session in 2011. The T-STEM program is funded through a grant from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, provided to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the 2012-2013 biennium.

Grants awarded under the T-STEM program allow community and technical colleges to provide merit-based scholarships to qualifying, high-achieving full-time students pursuing careers in STEM and related fields. Student eligibility is based on grade point average and successful completion of courses that lead to degrees and careers in specified STEM fields.

Participating colleges partner with local business and industry to identify local employment needs in T-STEM occupations and to develop part-time employment opportunities for scholarship recipients.

 T-STEM Request for Applications:

  • RFA 2016-2018   (Academic Years 2017 and 2018 Grant Period)
  • RFA 2015   (Academic Year 2016 Grant Period)
       Addendum No. 1, which aligns certain sections to amended statute
  • RFA 2014   (Academic Year 2015 Grant Period)
  • RFA 2013   (Academic Year 2014 Grant Period)
       Addendum No. 1, which aligns expenditure date to grant term date.
  • RFA 2012   (Academic Year 2013 Grant Period)

 T-STEM Award Lists:

T-STEM Program Overview:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Application Form

Grant Reporting 

E-mail for inquiries: TSTEM@thecb.state.tx.us

T-STEM Law and Rules

For further information, contact: 
T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Program
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
Mindy Nobles
Program Director
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