The S-Cubed program provides financial and academic support for Westminster students majoring in computer science, physics, or mathematics. Participants benefit from early exploration of topics in these fields, interactions with professionals and mentors, and a strong cohort of peers. The goal of this program is to increase student success in computer science, physics, and mathematics.


Awardee Benefits

All S-Cubed awardees receive the following benefits:

  • Learn how computer science, physics, and math applications impact the world
  • Participate in monthly luncheons
  • Build a network of mentoring and support
  • Engage in discipline with mini projects on topics such as
    • Computer algorithms that changed the world
    • Cryptography (writing and deciphering secret codes)
    • Measuring time with digital and analog devices
  • Participate in a service learning project
  • Explore career opportunities in computer science, physics, and mathematics

Scholarship Benefits

Some S-Cubed awardees will also be selected to receive an S-Cubed scholarship

  • Three year scholarship support through graduation
  • Professional development funding for academic conferences and professional memberships (up to $2,400 over four years)
  • Can apply for 4-week summer research stipends

Scholarship Details

  • Renewable for three years
  • 3 will be awarded to second year students in Fall 2018
  • Awards will vary, with an expected average award of $8,000 per year based on need and available funds
  • Awards are on top of other merit and need-based aid


S-Cubed Awardee Criteria

S-Cubed Scholarship Criteria

  • Must have financial need, as determined by FAFSA
  • Must be a US citizen, national, have permanent residence status, or have refugee status

How to Apply

Students who will be starting their second year of study in Fall 2018 may apply. 

Application Deadlines

For students who will be second year students in Fall 2018 (expected graduation May 2021):

  • Priority deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Applications accepted until cohort is complete

Apply Now (Second-Year Students)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Janine Wittwer
Mathematics Department


The S-Cubed Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE 1467876), along with support from Westminster College.