New Jersey high school and college students passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics education are invited to apply for the Governor’s STEM Scholars program. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10.

The program is provided at no cost to participants and is open to New Jersey students who will be entering 10th grade in the fall of 2022 through doctoral level, who have a proven passion for STEM and a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Applicants must complete an application, including essay question, and submit a 60-second video, resume, school transcript and optional letter of recommendation. The program is free and funded through the support of private industry sponsors and in-kind donations from academic and government partners. All applicants who apply will be notified by Sept. 1 of their status.

If you know a great high school or college STEM student, you can nominate them for the program. After sharing their name and email, they will receive information about the application process.

The Governor’s Stem Scholars program is an innovative, public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of the Governor, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of State and the state’s leading public and private research organizations.

The program provides participants with an introduction to New Jersey’s STEM economy through quarterly symposiums, field trips, master classes, research work and more. Four conferences are held on Saturdays throughout the academic year. Exact dates and times will be provided to scholars as they become available. Scholars must attend all four conferences and participate in a research project.

While each conference has a different agenda, they all provide scholars with the opportunity to learn from and engage with some of the state’s highest-achieving STEM professionals. Optional activities, such as field trips and visits to research institutions, may be scheduled throughout the year.

Contact the Governor’s STEM Scholars program with any questions at