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

All Governor’s STEM Scholars will participate in a research/engineering design project during the 2024-2025 programmatic year. Utilizing a UN sustainability goal as a guidepost, Scholars – working in teams – will design a solution that will impact their local community, and will create a strategy, prototype, and outreach plan for this solution. Scholars will present their projects to our panel of STEM industry professionals at the Governor’s STEM Scholars Commencement. All
Scholars will be expected to contribute between 5-10 hours of group work between each scheduled conference.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars is provided at no cost to participants. It is open to New Jersey-based students who will be entering 10th grade in the Fall of 2024 through doctoral level, who have a proven passion for STEM, and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024. All applicants will be notified by September 2, 2024 of their status.

Applicants are required to complete an application, including essay questions, and to submit a 60 second video, a current school transcript, and an optional letter of recommendation. When you go to the link below there are more questions answered (FAQ) and access to the application. Link: