(Fostering Undergraduate Education, Retention, and Transfer Environments)

With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: Implementation and Evaluation Project will increase the number of Latinx students who obtain bachelor's degrees in STEM fields, including both those who enter St. Mary’s University as first-time freshmen and those who transfer from Northwest Vista College.

We are looking for highly motivated STEM students to participate in this exciting program.

Students participating in the program will receive:
  • Academic and Career Advising
  • Financial Aid Advising and Scholarships
  • Paid Research and Internship experiences
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a current student at NVC (full-time or part-time) majoring in a STEM field.
  • Have no more than 45 semester hours earned.
  • Complete and submit the FUERTE application by the Spring deadline date to the selection committee.

Note: Applications will be accepted from November - January. Apply today using the form below. 

St. Mary's University – FUERTE / Northwest Vista College Application Form