The NSTI Scholars Program
The NSTI Scholars Program, supported by the US Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is a 9-month scholars program to engage participants in transportation engineering and the many types of engineers, from aerospace to software, who plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in college level coursework and have access to workshops on a variety of topics to prepare them for college and the application process.
The application priority deadline is June 10, 2020.
Final deadline is July 15, 2020.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program via email.
Review the NSTI Scholars Program Frequently Asked Questions.
See information below for eligibility requirements and program components.
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- Must be proficient in College Algebra and be ready to enroll in Pre-Calculus by August 2020. Program components include opportunities for participants to establish and/or earn readiness before officially starting the program.
Must be an Arizona resident
Must be entering grades 11 or 12 in fall 2020
Minimum unweighted GPA: 2.5
BEFORE beginning this application, please have the following information ready:
Your unweighted cumulative GPA
Your most current unofficial transcripts
A one-page letter of interest explaining
Why you are a good fit for the program
What you hope to learn from the experience
Summer 2020 Establish Proficiency in College Algebra in one of two ways:
Pass knowledge test with 80% or higher by June 21 OR
Enroll in and complete MAT 117 online with an 80% or higher by August 2
*Access to both options is provided at no cost to participants.
Fall 2020 Earn College Credit for ASU MAT 170, Pre-Calculus
Attend orientation with parents/guardians
Enroll in online Pre-Calculus (MAT 170) course by August 18, 2020.
Complete MAT 170 by December 1, 2020
Engage in online workshops on topics such as college readiness, financial aid, and navigating the ASU college application process.
Spring 2021 Explore Transportation Engineering
- Complete a mix of in-person and online programming will be offered, depending on COVID-19. Specific dates will be released in fall 2020.
- Complete a capstone project
- Option to complete workforce development training such as OSHA 10 and Flagger certification.