RST Academy

S-STEM Scholarships are available! Apply here!

What is the Central RST Academy?

The Ready Set Transfer! Academy is an National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program that provides tools, workshops, supports, and scholarships to STEM-interested students planning to transfer to a 4-year school and pursue a STEM career!

What is a STEM career, and am I STEM student?

The National Science Foundation defines STEM majors as follows:

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
  • Mathematical sciences;
  • Computer and information sciences;
  • Geosciences;
  • Engineering;
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.

If you are interested in majoring in any of the above fields AND plan on transferring to a university, then you are a STEM student.

What are the benefits of joining the RST Academy?

  • Participate in a learning community of your peers
  • Academic support
  • Academic and transfer planning workshops
  • Guest speakers from academia and industry
  • Field trips to University labs, and to private and public industry labs
  • S-STEM Scholarships. In addition to providing money for tuition and supplies, benefits on the scholarship include the following:
    • Faculty mentoring
    • Opportunities to complete capstone projects (undergraduate research, service learning, leadership, or design-build)

Who is eligible to join the RST Academy?

STEM majors pursuing a transfer degree or intending to transfer are eligible to join the academy. As a member, your responsibilities include:

  • Striving to achieve and maintain a quarterly GPA of 2.8
  • Participate in two or more RST Academy activities per quarter
  • Participate in assessment surveys and activities to help improve the Academy
  • Keep the RST Academy advised of changes in contact information
  • Participate in RST supported recommended activities
  • Complete an A.S. degree

Apply to RST online

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