Portal Leading to Undergraduate Success (PLUS+) in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

This grant aims to narrow the prevailing disparities in STEM higher education with respect to pursuit of STEM majors, retention, persistence, success, and degree completion among Hispanics, low-income, and other underrepresented populations.

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Deadline for Fall 2024 is August 9, 2024



Through the grant we propose to enhance academic and student support, and educational quality to augment students' academic skills, knowledge, and educational success needed to successfully complete STEM studies and compete in the workforce.

Grant priorities include:

  1. Foster the student higher education and STEM access process;
  2. Increase student-college preparedness in STEM;
  3. Strengthen student STEM competencies and success;
  4. Increase student transferability, persistence, and degree attainment; and
  5. Improve data measures to track student success.



NVC students pursuing STEM studies will have opportunities to engage in undergraduate research experience, STEM concept knowledge development, and career exposure activities consisting of supplemental application-based instructional support in STEM disciplines, STEM careers exposure, industry visits, and guest STEM industry lecturers.



  • Participate to receive a stipend of $8000-9000 Per Year
  • Be a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Major (STEM Major)
  • Be a Full-time student with at least 12 hours each Fall & Spring semester and at least 3 hours for Summer
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have 30 hours or less earned college credits


More Information

News Releases

News Releases

STEM Students Summer Program at NVC
July 20, 2023 (La reVista, Northwest Vista College)

NVC Students Use STEM Skills to Give Back to Community
June 22, 2023 (La reVista, Northwest Vista College)

Plus+STEM Students Transition Back to Campus with a Tour
February 25, 2022 (La reVista, Northwest Vista College)

Alamo Colleges nabs $19M in federal grants
October 11, 2021 (San Antonio Report)

$5 Million From U.S. Department of ED to Skyrocket STEM at Northwest Vista College
October 8, 2021 (Northwest Vista College)



Deadline for Fall 2024 is August 9, 2024

You must either be a current student or have completed an application (such that your admission is in process) at Northwest Vista College to be eligible. You must be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major, or planning to transfer into one of these majors and have Northwest Vista College as your home college. Note that it may take a few weeks for your application to be reviewed. Please contact us at with any questions.

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Internship Partners

Internship Partners

• University of Texas San Antonio

• Texas A&M University San Antonio

• UT Health Science Center

• Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute

• Southwest Research Institute

• Texas Biomedical Research Institute

• Elevate Systems

• Terracon

• NVC: Makerspace, IT, Computer Programming, Chemistry and Biology Labs

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