Our vision is for all TRIO STEM3 students to graduate within 6 years with the skills they need to navigate academic, career, and life challenges successfully.
We support your learning with these free academic and personal services:
As a participant, you will receive individualized academic advisement, including:
The STEM3 lab and lounge are accessible to STEM3 eligible participants during program hours.
Our program has many technological and educational resources available, including:
You will also receive individualized financial aid advising. Advising includes:
We also offer financial/economic literacy advising such as:
Our graduate school advising includes:
STEM3 offers scholarship awards to eligible participants. Eligibility requirements: Be a STEM3 participant for at least one semester.
Individualized one-on-one tutoring is provided to all eligible participants upon request.
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We serve 120 eligible students who have one of the following declared majors:
“STEM3 was a large part of my life during the years I studied at FLC. As a first-generation, low-income student, I had no clue what college would be like and did not realize the amount of work that had to go into it to be successful.
The advisors at STEM3 guided me towards proper study habits and time management, and I started getting the best grades I had ever received in my life. They helped me develop a good work ethic and set realistic goals. To top it all off, they provided me with a space where I felt like I belonged, which was critical to maintaining sanity while working on a Bachelor of Science!
After graduation, STEM3 offered me a position as one of their advisors. I am truly honored and excited to be in this role, and my goal is to be able to make a difference for our students, just as my advisor did for me.”
"STEM3 helped me get my degree through their encouragement and willingness to be there for me as a student in their program.
My STEM3 advisors were always ready to listen to me whenever I had a problem and always gave me advice that helped me. They helped me stay on track with my degree plan and always asked how my classes were going. Whenever I needed help getting good grades, they hired tutors to help me. They helped me stay caught up with school, even through the rough times.
The whole STEM3 team helped me understand that asking for help isn’t a bad thing. It is always great to ask for help when needed because we can’t always do everything independently. As a member of STEM3, I’ve learned a lot about myself: now I know I can achieve the goals that I set for myself."
We positively impact the FLC TRIO STEM3 retention, graduation, and graduate school transferability rates of first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities.