Gain hands-on experience as part of GMercyU'sE-STEM Program

E-STEM Degree and Scholarship Program

Gwynedd Mercy University’s E-STEM Scholarship Program is funded through 2019-2020 by a grant from the National Science Foundation to help grow the STEM workforce in the U.S. 

E-STEM Program Benefits

GMercyU chem students put their lab skills to the test
Chem students put their lab skills to the test

E-STEM Program scholars at GMercyU receive more than just funding to support their education. In response to a nationwide emphasis on increasing enrollment in STEM disciplines and producing more college graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in these growing fields, Gwynedd Mercy University’s E-STEM program provides the support needed to successfully earn a STEM degree.  

Following the Mercy tradition, students build the ethical framework needed to make a positive difference in STEM fields. That’s why we call the program the E-STEM—Ethics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — program. 


  • Join a close-knit and supportive E-STEM learning community 
  • Live with fellow E-STEM Scholars on campus 

Academic Success

  • Take advantage of faculty and peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Improve your grades through our E-STEM study skill modules
  • Receive training in ethics, decision making, and leadership
  • Demonstrate mastery through capstone courses

Career Networking

  • Attend STEM guest lectures
  • Network with potential STEM employers
  • Land STEM internships to build your skills and resume

STEM training in college is associated with higher earnings, whether working in a STEM occupation or not. Among college-educated workers employed full-time year-round, the median earnings for those who have a STEM college major are $81,011, compared with $60,828 for other college majors.

The earnings advantage for those with a college major in a STEM field extends to workers outside of STEM occupations. Among all non-STEM workers, those who have a STEM college degree earn, on average, about $71,000; workers with a non-STEM degree working outside of STEM earn roughly $11,000 less annually.

Pew Research Center


Interested in seeing how E-STEM students are excelling? Read our E-STEM blog and follow @ESTEMatGMercyU on Twitter.