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Dow STEM Scholars

The Dow STEM Success Scholars (DSS) Program is designed for in-state first-year students who scored under an 11 on the MSU Math Placement Test and are planning on a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) major. The Program allows students to take a specially-focused online Math course during the summer prior to their starting at MSU. From specifically designed Dow STEM chemistry and math courses to activities and field trips, this program is demonstrated to boost DSS students’ academic success in STEM fields with a dedicated Dow advisor and peer mentors. Enrollment is limited to the first 120 students who apply, so—if you are a Michigan resident planning on a STEM major as an MSU freshman and scored under 11 on the Math Placement Test.

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