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STEM Scholar Program


Currently in its sixth year, the STEM Scholar program at TCU represents one of TCU’s most ambitious programs. The full four-year scholarships provide academic support and leadership development designed to increase the numbers of the best and brightest students who show a commitment to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. These impressive students positively impact the strength and vitality of the TCU community through their academic achievements, community involvement and commitment to the greater good.

Cumulative GPA >3.54        100% Retention Rate        Full 4-year Scholarship


Meet Jordan Ross who plans to become a leader in the electrical engineering field.



We welcome applications from high school students who:

  • currently attend high school in the North Central Texas Region: Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis and Navarro counties.
  • demonstrate a personal commitment to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.
  • plan to pursue a STEM major while at TCU. You may change your field of study to another STEM field while at TCU.

STEM Majors at TCU

  • Applied Geoscience; Astronomy & Physics
  • Bachelor of Combined Science; Biochemistry; Biology; Business Information Systems
  • Chemistry; Computer Information Technology; Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Educational Studies – (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics); Engineering; Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics; Middle School Education (Math, Science); Movement Science
  • Neuroscience; Nutrition
  • Physics; Psychology
  • Secondary Education – (Life Science, Physical Science)

Benefits Beyond the Scholarship

  • 4-week Summer Enrichment Experience includes “Intro to Scientific Thinking” class
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Educational Travel and Study Abroad
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Internships
  • Academic Workshops
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Tutoring
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Academic Advising


TCU's STEM Scholars lead the way both on and off campus to influence their community.

Our Team

Program Director: Zoranna Jones, Ph.D.


Zoranna Taylor Jones ’98 MS ’07 founded the TCU STEM Scholar program to support National Science Foundation efforts to diversify STEM professions.


Through the Summer Enrichment program, each cohort of TCU STEM Scholars participates in a variety of team-building activities, including daily workshops and off-campus enrichment exercises, geared to foster connections and encourage collaboration and discussions beyond the school setting.