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About the Program

Spokane Falls Community College’s Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) is funded by a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant. The ESP supports academically motivated, precalculus-ready students pursuing a degree in engineering. Engineering scholars will receive up to $5,235 per year ($1,745 per quarter awarded annually) for two+ years. Scholars will also be assigned a cohort faculty advisor/mentor who will remain their primary advisor through the completion of their education at SFCC. Participants will be supported by peer mentors in a robotic design project, a dedicated summer orientation, a first quarter guidance/planning course, and a variety of group activities.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Plan to pursue an engineering degree at SFCC before transferring to a four-year institution
  • High school senior planning to enroll full-time beginning in Fall 2019 (preferred)
  • Demonstrate readiness for precalculus
  • Demonstrate academic potential by having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need through a completed FAFSA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

Application Process

Students may apply for the Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) scholarship by completing the online scholarship application. Review begins March 18th and will continue until all spots are filled.

Accepted Students

Students who have been accepted must fill out the Student Participation Agreement and submit it.

Contact Information

For further information, contact:  

Mark Gorski
Engineering Department
Spokane Falls Community College
Mark.Gorski@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3250

Jim Brady
Dean, Computing, Math & Science Division
Spokane Falls Community College
Jim.Brady@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3680

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 1741960.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.