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Breaking News: New STEM Scholarship Opportunities Announced for GI Bill® Students



This post was initially published by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on 2/26/2020 at 11:41am.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs announced today Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship is available to students with GI Bill benefits. VA has awarded over $29 million in STEM Scholarships to date and will continue to award scholarships in 2020.

The Rogers STEM Scholarship provides up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits for a maximum of $30,000 to certain eligible individuals who:
  • Are enrolled in an undergraduate STEM program requiring at least 120 semester (or 180 quarter) credit hours for completion.
  • Have completed at least 60 standard or 90 quarter credit hours toward their degree.
  • Have or will exhaust their Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement within six months based on their current enrollment(s).

Also individuals seeking a teaching certification must have:

  • Earned a post-secondary degree in a STEM field
  • Been accepted or are enrolled in a teaching certification program
  • Exhausted or will exhaust their Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement within six months based on their current enrollment(s).

VA recently updated and posted the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP codes) eligible for the Scholarship. Individuals training in one of the approved programs may submit an application online.

Additional information about the Rogers STEM Scholarship and eligibility requirements can be found at VA.gov.

Note: Students who may not be eligible this term may be eligible in the future. Graduate programs are not currently approved for the Rogers STEM Scholarship.

We encourage and thank you for sharing this information and for the outstanding work you as students, and career counselors do in helping GI Bill students pursue their educational goals.  


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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