The SEED Scholars Program is a four-year comprehensive honors program that supports and inspires historically marginalized undergraduate populations majoring in STEM, and supports students who have a commitment to pursuing a graduate degree. The program provides need-based scholarships, resources, and opportunities to diverse, high-performing students.
We have a donor that has challenged us with a dollar-for-dollar match!
She invites you to join her in supporting historically marginalized STEM students - to help them in their pursuits of a graduate degree. With the generosity of a donor and a partnership with SMASH.org, we are excited that all gifts received by Dec 15, up to our $25,000 goal will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.
Utilizing a social justice framework grounded in an equity-minded approach, we aim to promote a sense of belonging, providing mentoring by peers, graduate students, faculty and industry leaders as well as instilling a passion for research, innovation, and academic achievement.
The STEM Excellence through Equity & Diversity Honors Program focuses on supporting high achieving, historically marginalized undergraduate populations majoring in STEM fields, opening doors to advanced degrees and endless opportunities. Currently, there are 98 SEED scholars: 20 in their junior year, 24 in their sophomore year, and 54 first-years that are just joining the program.
Donations help with a variety of aspects that make our program successful and meaningful to our students. You can help assure that each scholar has the necessary electronic equipment to be successful students (laptop computer, any needed software etc.) Funding needs:
Make a gift today to help our stellar students grow professionally!
SMASH empowers dedicated students of color with an intensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, culturally-relevant coursework and access to resources and social capital that allow them to be successful in college and in their careers. SMASH is also participating in this challenge match.
For your gift of $50, we'll give you a social media shout-out to thank you as a loyal donor!
For your gift of $100, we'll send out a hand-written thank you note. Thanks for being so generous!
For your gift of $250, we'll send out a hand-written thank you note. We truly appreciate your support.
For your gift of $500, we'll set up a Zoom call to give you an insider view to our program. We look forward to seeing you!
For your gift of $1,000, we'll set up a Zoom call to give you an insider view to our program. We can't wait to meet you - thank you so much!