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NSF SUCCESS Scholars Application

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the review starting November 15, 2023. Applications received by January 15, 2024, will be given full-consideration for the 2024-2025 academic year. Contact Kris Williams ([email protected]) about applying after this date. 

Please read through this application for the SUCCESS program at Doane University carefully and send any questions to Kris Williams ([email protected]). In particular, you should first apply for admission to Doane University, then complete this application. 

All SUCCESS applicants and recipients must:

  1. be United States citizens/nationals, legal permanent residents, or hold refugee status,

  2. declare a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, or environmental and earth science (natural resources and environmental sciences) during their entire time at Doane,

  3. enroll as a full-time student at Doane University,

  4. complete the FAFSA form,

  5. be Pell-eligible (this is determined by information supplied when you complete the FAFSA),

  6. demonstrate academic potential through a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Please complete the form below and someone will be in touch regarding your application. Be sure to have a teacher complete the recommendation form linked below and submit it directly to [email protected].

Upload your Transcript Here
Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript. An  unofficial copy is acceptable as long as it has your name, high school, and clear names of your courses.
Upload your Written Application Here
Applicants must submit a short video OR written essay introducing themselves and their goals and interests in STEM study and STEM careers. All things being equal, preference will be given to students with interest outside of healthcare. Please submit a written essay (less than 2 pages) if you do NOT submit a video.
Upload your Teacher Reference Form Here
Students are required to have a high school teacher provide a recommendation about the student’s interest in and potential in STEM, outside of healthcare. Please ask a teacher to complete this form, then email directly to [email protected]. Download a blank copy of the Teacher Reference Form.
Please describe your possible majors including at least one from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, or  environmental and earth science (natural resources and environmental sciences).