STEP Bridge Scholarship Program


The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), together with Metropolitan Community College (MCC), has been awarded a $2,000,000 five year grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of students obtaining degrees from UNO and MCC in the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. UNO STEM departments are Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Information Science & Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics, and Physics.

As part of the STEP program MCC has created new Associate of Science degrees in Pre-Bioinformatics, Pre-Biology, Pre-Biotechnology, Pre-Chemistry, Computer Science, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Mathematics and Pre-Physics. Students who have pursued a Pre-STEM Associate Degree at MCC are eligible to apply for a STEP Bridge Scholarship to UNO to pursue a bachelorís degree at UNO in a STEM discipline.

It is anticipated that qualified students will receive Bridge Scholarships of $1000 per semester for up to three years, based on satisfactory progress towards a STEM major.

Applications for the STEP Bridge scholarships are no longer being accepted.