Science Scholars

Event Details:
Friday, April 5, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
SNU Campus – 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 29, 2024

The Division of Science and Math invites prospective students who are high school juniors or seniors to attend Science Scholars Day. Outstanding participants may win merit scholarships consisting of partial tuition awards of $500 – $2,500 per year ($2,000 – $10,000 total over four years, provided the recipient persists in a major in one the disciplines in the Division of Science and Math). These scholarships are in addition to the standard ACT/GPA scholarship you receive through the SNU Scholarship generator.

Candidates should have a strong interest in majoring in a Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science or Math field (including pre-med, pre-pharmacy and other pre-health professions) and an ACT Math 21 or SAT Math 530 or higher.

The year’s Science Scholars Day will take place on April 5, 2024. Here’s the tentative schedule for Science Scholars Day.  Activities are planned for the Science Scholars which include faculty interviews and group work on a lab experiment followed by presentations to faculty and guests.

Science Scholars scholarship recipients are asked to remain an active and contributing members of the math and science community of SNU through such activities as attending the weekly research symposia (or giving a research presentation when the time is right!), tutoring, participating in science outreach, and of course, fellowshipping with your fellow scholars across the four years.

Academic Resume and Essay

To apply for Science Scholars Day, you must complete an academic resume and short essay and have it ready to upload in a Word doc, docx, or pdf format. Here is a sample of a good academic resume. You don’t have to follow the same format but try to include similar information.

The sample resume provided does not include an essay but you should add a short essay to the end of your resume which addresses this prompt:

Science has multiple faces. Describe one ugly face of science, and one beautiful face of science.

There is no minimum or maximum length requirement; you are encouraged to be descriptive but concise.  Please know that we faculty value students who are good thinkers and reflective about life – we look forward to what you have to say.

You’ll upload your academic resume (with essay) at the end of the application form below.  Please take this resume/essay requirement seriously – some applications are delayed because the applicant forgot or neglected this step.

This year’s Science Scholars Day is on April 5, 2024. Your application is due by Friday, March 29, 2024. Please email Dr. Shawna York at if you have further questions.

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