VA STEM Scholarship

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Read below to find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply.

Am I eligible for the Rogers STEM Scholarship (GI Bill® extension)?

You must be enrolled, or in the final pre-enrollment stages in CIAT’s BACIS (Applied Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems) to apply for the VA STEM Scholarship.

Additionally, all of these must be true. You:

  • Are enrolled in a qualifying undergraduate STEM degree program that requires at least 120 standard semester credit hours (or 180 quarter credit hours) to complete, and
  • Have completed at least 60 standard credit hours (or 90 quarter credit hours) toward your degree, and
  • Have 6 months or less of your Post-9/11 GI Bill (or Fry Scholarship) benefits left. To find out how much of your benefits you have left, request a benefits check from a CIAT VA certifying official.

Even if you meet the above criteria, the Rogers STEM scholarship is not guaranteed.

Priority is given to Veterans and Fry Scholars who:

  • Are eligible for the maximum Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit (100% level), and
  • Require the most credit hours compared to other applicants
 

How to Apply:

Step 1

Apply Today

Complete the CIAT online application to take your first step to gaining entry approval into CIAT’s Degree program.

Step 2

Apply for VA STEM Scholarship Online

You can apply online right now. The online application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

Step 3

Complete Financial Aid Consultation

Your CIAT VA Certifying Official will evaluate your complete military benefits and tuition obligations for the program you have selected. 

Step 4

Enroll

Complete your CIAT financial aid consultation, enrollment paperwork, readiness course, and new student orientation.

VA Stem Scholarship FAQs

You must be enrolled, or in the final pre-enrollment stages in CIAT’s BACIS (Applied Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems) to apply for the VA STEM Scholarship.

The VA typically makes a decision about each scholarship within 30 days. Scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis. Keep an eye on official written letters from the VA, sent to your home address on file if more information is needed.

If the VA approves your application, you’ll get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail. This is also called a decision letter. Please provide a copy of this document to your CIAT VA Certifying Official so that we can apply your benefits extension toward your upcoming tuition payments.

If you are not approved, you’ll get a denial letter in the mail.

If we approve your application, you’ll get a GI Bill® extension of up to 9 months (or $30,000, whichever comes first).

The Chapter 33 rates for private or foreign schools apply to the STEM scholarship as well. We update these rates each academic year.

No. You can’t use the Yellow Ribbon Program with this scholarship. 

No. You can’t transfer these benefits to dependents.

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Enrollment Deadline - Priority Registration May 27th, 2022!

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