Apply to STEM3

How to Apply

  1. Review the eligibility requirements below. If you are unsure if you qualify, contact us.
  2. Complete the STEM3 application.
  3. E-mail completed paperwork to Tim Birchard. Or you can drop the application off at the STEM3 office. STEM3 is located on the Fort Lewis College Campus in the modular buildings just north of the Student Life Center.

Eligibility Requirements

The Department of Education determines our eligibility requirements, and we can accept students who meet one or more of the following criteria. First priority is given to those students who are both first generation and income eligible.                              

  • First generation college students
    (neither parent received a bachelor's degree before student turned 18)       


  • Students who fall within income limits set by the Department of Education and verified by our office
    (Pell grant eligible students typically qualify)


  • Students who have a disability

(NOTE: Preference is given to students who qualify in more than one criterion.)

Contact us for clarification on eligibility.  

STEM3 Declared Major List
  • Anthropology - General Anthropology
  • Anthropology - Cultural Resource Management Concentration
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology - Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration
  • Biology - Environmental Biology and Ecology Concentration
  • Biology - Organismal Biology Concentration
  • Biology - General Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health

(The majors listed above are based upon the 2016-2017 Catalog. Majors not listed here from previous FLC Academic Catalogs may also be eligible. If you are not sure whether your major qualifies for STEM3 services, please contact us.)


Adriana Kinlecheenie

"STEM3 really helped me to 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 really helped me. They helped me stay on track with my degree plan and always asked how my classes were going. Whenever I needed help with getting good grades they hired tutors to help me. They really helped me to stay caught up with school, even through the rough times.

The whole STEM3 team helped me to 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 all on our own. 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."

--Adriana Kinlecheenie (Navajo) '17, Public Health