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Welcome to SPARK!

What is SPARK all about?

The mission of the SPARK program is to inspire, support, and empower undergraduate women majoring in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, and mathematics at Texas State University.

This unique program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is part of the College of Science and Engineering's goal to increase the number of women graduating with degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and entering professional STEM careers.

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Students selected for SPARK will participate in the following program benefits:

  • Scholarships: $10,000 per year scholarship for two years, beginning Fall 2014
  • Housing: First-year SPARK students will live in our STEM Learning Community in the new West
       Campus Housing residence hall, opening Fall 2014
  • University Life: Co-enroll in courses, participate in academic study groups, interact with female
        faculty mentors, belong to a special community of like-minded students and friends!
  • Activities: Special programming and group events throughout the year will help you explore interesting
       careers in engineering and computer science, meet our industry partners, find research opportunities,
       and introduce you to successful women working in these fields.  

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SPARK Scholars can make a world of difference.

SPARK Scholars can be creative problem-solvers.

SPARK Scholars will help shape the future.


 The SPARK Scholars Program......

We're "sparking" interest in engineering and computer science!


We are not accepting applications at this time; our program is full!





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SPARK Scholars Program
College of Science and Engineering
Texas State University
601 University Drive - RF Mitte #5202
San Marcos, TX  78666

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   This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1153688.
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