Here’s your chance to make history and be a member of the first class of Carver Bridge Scholars at Simpson College. You simply won’t find a better opportunity to pursue a degree in the STEM fields, including actuarial science, computer science, mathematics or physics.

We call it the Carver Bridge to STEM Success Program, and we urge you to learn more about it. We’re certain you will become as excited about this tremendous scholarship opportunity as we are. Applications are now being accepted for coursework that begins in the fall of 2016. We want to hear from you! Please apply.

Although we have made our first round of offers, we are still accepting applications in the event that a scholarship position becomes available.


About the Carver Bridge to STEM Success Program

  • Financial Help:
    A total of 15 students will each receive $8,400 annual scholarships for four years. The program is designed to give talented students from financially disadvantaged families the opportunity for a world-class college education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.
  • Mentoring Opportunities:
    Simpson College has teamed up with local businesses to provide mentoring and internship opportunities for all the Carver Bridge Scholars. Iowa State University will assist students interested in graduate school.
  • Undergraduate research:
    Summer research projects will be available for the Scholars, as well as various other exciting opportunities, including conferences, speakers, field trips and visits to industries.
  • Why Simpson?
    Simpson College is a national leader in STEM education.  Our students are leaders in international and regional modeling competitions, undergraduate research, and work with industrial partners. Have a look at Math Modeling, Computer Science and the Bryan Summer Research Program
  • Tradition:
    Simpson is a 155-year-old liberal arts college in Indianola, Iowa. The STEM scholarship program is named for George Washington Carver, the famed botanist and inventor who began his academic career at Simpson. We’re looking for more students who are eager to make their mark on the world – like you!

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant #DMS-1458302.