Past Scholars

Participants in the S-STEM program (formerly known as CSEMS) after graduation have had a great deal of success in attending graduate school or being employed within their major field of study. Here are some examples of where the scholars have continued their education or found employment.

Graduate School

  • University of Minnesota,  Ph.D. program in Computer Science
  • University of Montana, Ph.D. program in Mathematics
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, M.S. program in Aquatic Sciences Research and Management
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Ph.D. program in Mathematics
  • University of Indiana, Ph.D. program in Mathematics
  • The College of St. Scholastica, M.A. in Technology Leadership
  • Iowa State University, Ph.D. program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. program in Chemistry
  • Michigan State University, Ph.D. program in Chemical Education


  • Target's Technology Leadership Program
  • Sansio (Programmer)
  • Securian, formerly Minnesota Life (Programmer/Analyst & Production Management Analyst)
  • Thomson Technology
  • Microsoft
  • The College of St. Scholastica (Web Developer)
  • Flint Interactive (Web Developer)
  • Ameriprise Financial (Technical Analyst)
  • Beckman Coulter (Application Development)
  • Mayo Clinic, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Clinical Laboratory MS/MS Technologist)
  • TCF Bank (Software Development)
  • Allianz Life Insurance


"Opportunity and exposure are two words that come to mind that describe how the S-STEM scholarship program influenced my decision to attend graduate school. Being a first generation college student, the funding aspect of the scholarship played a major role in helping me pursue my interest in science." -Chris Minter, Chemistry graduate 2013, now pursuing a Ph.D. at Michigan State