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C-STEM Awards and Scholarships

C-STEM Awards and Scholarships are presented to K-12  students for their aspiration and excellent achievement on integrated learning of computing and STEM subjects in both formal and informal settings. Award recipients are selected by the C-STEM Awards Committee consisting of the university faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

C-STEM awards the following annually:

  • C-STEM Award of Achievement – middle-school students
  • C-STEM Award of Excellence – high-school students
  • C-STEM Girl’s Leadership Award  – middle and high school girls who have attended the GIRL or GIRL+ camp
  • C-STEM Scholarship – college-bound seniors

Applications for the 2021 Awards are due by May 22, 2021 .  Application forms. 

Teachers may nominate their students for these awards through our website!  This feature automatically sends the student you nominate an email notification with a link to the application and with the attached Teacher Recommendation Form.  Please log into our registered users subsite and visit the “C-STEM Student Award Nomination” page to nominate a student.   Please note: This nomination form is a tool to motivate your students to apply;  It is not a substitute for a student application.

C-STEM is an option for new undergraduate applicants to select as a UC approved educational preparation program. C-STEM student and team awards are now recognized in the UC admissions process as achievements that have explicitly prepared students for college and career.  

C-STEM is a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program for Undergraduate Admission for both  K-12 and Community College students to all UC campuses. Participation in the C-STEM program and  C-STEM Awards  are recognized in the UC admissions process as achievements that have explicitly prepared students for college and career. New undergraduate applicants in UC on-line application can select C-STEM as a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program to include their participation in the C-STEM program and  C-STEM Awards .