Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship

Students in the STEM Discovery Lab working on aerodynamics

The Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship program recognizes and supports the development of talent among Manchester School District high school students, particularly those who are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The program’s sponsor, Agnes Lindsay Trust Fund, supports students who promote Agnes M. Lindsay’s legacy of increasing access and engaged participation of “poor and deserving students” in educational programs that improve their lives and pave the way to successful careers.

About the Program

Fellowship recipients receive high school credit for participation in UNH faculty-led workshops and a hands-on, project-based and mentored experience during the school year and summer at UNH Manchester in the STEM Discovery Lab, campus student support programs, and research laboratories.

UNH STEM Discovery Lab administers the fellowships. A review panel selects the Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows.

These experiences offer fellowship recipients an opportunity to:

  • Deepen understanding of the STEM fields and careers
  • Work with and learn from the UNH Manchester college students, faculty, and staff
  • Develop a project that improves learning activities in STEM Discovery Lab, campus student support programs, and the College research laboratories
  • Earn high school credit

Fellowship recipients receive recognition at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference and 4-H County Activities Day, where they present their fellowship projects.  

Who Is Eligble?

To be considered for the Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Manchester School District high school sophomore-senior in good academic standing with aptitude and interest in math and science
  • Demonstrate that s/he devotes time for meaningful contributions to others, including one’s family, and their communities
  • Be nominated by your high school (administrator, teacher, guidance counselor)
  • Have a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number
  • Have your application endorsed by your parent/guardian.

Learning Experience

Fellows will be on campus weekly in the fall for a series of 5 faculty-led workshops and will complete reflections after each workshop. Fellows will attend the Winter Symposium in December. During this time, fellows will be matched with UNH undergraduate and graduate student mentors. In late fall through early spring, fellows will meet regularly with their mentors and work on an independent research project, which they will present at the Hillsborough County 4-H County Activities Day and University of New Hampshire Manchester Undergraduate Research Conference.

In summer 2018, Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellows will have the opportunity to receive a $500 stipend for 40 hours of work in the STEM Discovery Lab, supporting youth programs and activities. 

How Do I Apply?

Complete the application below and email to UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab.

Or, you may return the completed application to: UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2017

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University of New Hampshire Manchester Student Mentors

Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows will have a student mentor from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Mentoring will begin in late fall and continue through the spring semester.

Mentors for fellowship recipients include students from a variety of STEM fields.