Welcome to SPARK!

What is SPARK all about? We're "sparking" interest in engineering and computer science!

The mission of the SPARK program is to inspire, support, and empower undergraduate women majoring in engineering and computer science 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 (need-based) scholarship 
  • Housing: First-year SPARK students live in our STEM Living Learning Community in Sayers Hall.
  • 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

SPARK Scholars will help shape the future.




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. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

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