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Dr. Valeria Fleming STEM Scholarship

Dr. Valeria FlemingDr. Valeria Fleming is a retired Professor of Biology who has been a pioneer educator and researcher at Fayetteville State University for 55 years. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and the Ph.D. from UNC - Chapel Hill. An outstanding teacher and researcher known for her high standards of excellence, Dr. Fleming has motivated and inspired students to further study and careers in sciences.

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Eligibility Requirements

Valeria Fleming STEM Scholarship recipients must:

  • Be a Freshman applicant for admission to Fayetteville State University, meeting all requirements for admission.
  • Submit application for Valeria Fleming STEM scholarship by April 1 with recommendations from two (2) educators who can assess applicant’s potential for success in a STEM major at FSU.
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher and SAT score of 1000 or 1080 with at least a score of 500 or 580 on the mathematics component of the SAT or higher or ACT score of 22 or higher.
  • Have the intent to major in one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Middle Grades or Secondary Teacher Education in Mathematics or Science, or the FSU - NCSU 3+2 program Engineering.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Valeria Fleming STEM scholars will:

  • Be awarded a "Debt-Free" scholarship for up to four (4) years of enrollment. The debt-free scholarship means that Fleming Scholars will not be required to secure loans to cover the costs of earning their degrees. FSU will award a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition/fees/room/board in combination with any federal or state grants or other scholarships students receive, including the required Federal Work Study.
  • Be assigned a Faculty Mentor in their area of intended major. Mentors will supervise students’ work study assignments, guide student research projects, assist the student in securing and preparing for summer research opportunities, and assist students in academic and career planning.

Program Requirements

Valeria Fleming STEM scholars will be required to:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment and live on campus.
  • Participate in the Federal Work Study program.

To Continue in the Program

Valeria Fleming STEM scholars must:

  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a major in the specified STEM discipline.
  • Maintain a cumulative FSU GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Earn at least 30 credits per academic year. Students who fall short of earing 30 credits in the regular academic year may attend summer school to make up the deficit and retain the scholarship, however scholarship funds do no cover summer school attendance.
  • The Valeria Fleming STEM scholarship will be awarded for up to four years.
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