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STEM College Scholarships

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Dean’s Office coordinates many scholarships. For more information on these and other scholarships, select the links below. College scholarship applications are usually due during the spring semester and applicants who receive a scholarship will receive it for the following fall semester.

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Departmental Scholarships
Booth Scholarship (math and science)
Meredith J. Cox Scholarship Fund (pre-med)
Clarence H. Gifford Scholarship in Sciences
University Scholarships

Printable scholarship summary sheet (PDF, 123 Kb)

Departmental Scholarships

Some departments in the college award scholarships to students with specific majors.

Biological Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy


College Scholarships

Booth Scholarship Program for Math and Science

The Booth Scholars Program, established by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Booth, is one that is intended to aid and help foster the undergraduate educational experience of students from the Eastern Kentucky University service region who are majoring in science or mathematics.

Recipients are chosen by a committee chaired by the college dean and comprised of the departmental chairs or their nominees. All students wishing to apply for this scholarship, must complete and submit their application by May 1:

  • Scholarship application
  • Statement of Intent describing your plans for your major and career, including goals and achievements, in essay format describing your intent to pursue a career in one of the previously listed academic areas
  • A letter of recommendation/nomination from the chair of your department or from another faculty, endorsed by the chair
  • A second letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your major department who is not the chair of your department
  • A copy of your academic transcript (unofficial printed from myEKU is acceptable)


  • Enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing
  • Completed freshman year in college
  • Declared major within one of the following departments: Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Sciences
  • NOT declared major in pre-medical sciences
  • Resides in of one of the following counties: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Letcher, Leslie, Madison, Magoffin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley, Wolfe
  • Intent, and capability, as determined by the department head and dean, to pursue a graduate degree or become certified to teach science or math
  • Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA


  • Completion of at least 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Completion of an application and statement of intent each award period
  • Continued major in math or science field listed above
  • Agree to meet with donors a minimum of once a year for mentoring
  • Interview with the scholarship committee


Meredith J. Cox Scholarship Fund

Meredith James Cox served as a professor of chemistry at EKU from 1924-1965. Professor Cox actively served both his institution and his community. Aside from teaching a variety of general science and chemistry courses, he was the major force in the college’s pre-medical program. Ten years a sponsor for the pre-medical students’ Caduceus Club, he also served as an advisor for the rural medical interests. This scholarship fund is for students who are majoring in a pre-medical field.

All students wishing to apply for the Meredith J. Cox Scholarship must complete and submit their application by May 1.

  • Scholarship application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One page personal statement describing interest and plan to use science within career


  • EKU student majoring in the premedical field as evidenced by degree program
  • Sophomore or junior standing
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Extra-curricular activities and demonstrated need via FAFSA will also be considered.


  • Not renewable


The Clarence H. Gifford Scholarship in Sciences

All students wishing to apply for the Clarence H. Gifford Scholarship in Sciences must complete and submit their application by May 1.

  • Scholarship application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Two page letter of consideration describing interest and plan to use science education within career


  • Must be a full-time undergraduate EKU student
  • Must be majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics
  • Must be a resident of Kentucky
  • Must be a graduate of a high school in Kentucky
  • Must have completed one science course during freshman year
  • Must demonstrate need via FAFSA


  • May be renewed



University Scholarships

EKU offers a variety of awards to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. You can visit the EKU Scholarships website to find out about these opportunities.