The “Achieving Change in our Communities for Equity and Student Success (ACCESS) in STEM” program
recruits talented students, primarily with low income or underrepresented backgrounds, to study one of the University of Washington Tacoma's STEM majors, and seeks to support their retention and
academic success by providing focused mentoring, a living learning community, course-based
undergraduate research experiences, and two years of targeted scholarship support.
This project was funded by NSF Scholarships in STEM Award #1741595 and #2130239 (Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education)
You can learn more in these videos with our program director, EC Cline:
What are our goals?
- Increase the number of STEM graduates at University of Washington Tacoma.
- Provide extra services through one-on-one mentoring, weekly/bi-weekly workshops, and connecting scholars to on/off campus networking events.
- Create a living-learning community by encouraging scholars to live in campus housing with easily accessible extra-curricular activities.
Meet our scholars
Get to know the students in our ACCESS in STEM cohorts! If you see them around campus, say hello and ask them how they are doing. Meet Our Scholars
Meet our mentors
Get to know our Mentor in our ACCESS in STEM Meet Our Mentors
How to apply
Our 2023-2024 application for our $10,000 2 year scholarship is now open, and the April 17th 2023 deadline is approaching fast! For more info and to apply, click below.
Minimum 3.0 high school GPA (or 2.5 college GPA for transfer students)
Financial aid-eligible (EFC <$15,000)
Admitted as First Year student (first time college student, or transfer student with <45 credits)
Interested in STEM majors: Math, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Computer Science, IT or Engineering majors