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STEM Scholars

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
72 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 03, at 11:59 PM CDT
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STEM Scholars at UNO

August 09, 2015
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One more week to go!

June 22, 2015

Dear STEM Scholar Supporters:

We are so grateful for your support:  with only 7 days left in our campaign, we have achieved 74% of our fund-raising goal thanks to our 55 donors!


We are still signing up our freshman STEM majors for this camp, and we'll continue to do that through mid-July.  It's no secret that many of our students are procrastinators, so we expect the numbers to keep edging up.  However, I wanted to update you on the breakdown by major of the freshman who have signed up. The biology majors are signed up for the biology camp (37% of the applicants).  All other STEM majors are signed up for one of the two Math camps (44% Engineering with the rest from Computer Sciences, Math and Physics majors).   We are excited by the interest our freshmen are showing in this new program.


Thank you and we look forward to sharing our progress with you!


Matching donoations from employers

June 24, 2015

Dear donors,


Your generous donation to UNO STEM Scholars may be able to go farther if you work for an entity that matches gifts to 501(c)3 organizations.  We have had two donors apply for matching funds from their employers which means we are closer to reaching our goal.


If you need help getting the appropriate paperwork for such a matching donation, please contact Melissa Tyler.

Phone: 504.280.6368 

Thanks again for your support!



We did it! Thank you for your support!

July 01, 2015

I'm very proud of your support in helping us reach our goal!   You were one of 70 donors that helped us keep the STEM camps for incoming freshman affordable!   We will send you an update on how the camps go this August.  


Thank you for your support!!!


The STEM Scholars Team

Update #1

June 03, 2015

We are 35% to our fundraising goal for STEM Scholars after 3 days!  Thank you for your support for our project!

Update #2 Thank You! We’ve reached 63% of our fundraising goal!

June 12, 2015

Thank you to all our donors! The STEM Scholars Camp crowdfunding campaign is off to an amazing start, raising over $6300 in 12 days!  These funds will support 25 students at our camp, providing them with a head start on their academic success! We have 18 days left to reach the rest of our goal and need your help to raise awareness of our program so we can help more students. Please consider sharing our page link with your friends and networks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.  Thank you for your continued support!

Please view our video to learn more about how your gift will impact students in the STEM disciplines at the University of New Orleans!

Choose a giving level


Rosalind Franklin Level

Feeding the body fuels the brain! Your gift will provide 1 meal for a STEM Scholar. Donors at this level will receive emails and project updates so you can see how you’ve helped us make a difference.


Thomas Edison Level

Making new friends and study-mates is key to student success! Your gift will feed 1 STEM Scholar for a full day. In addition to regular meals, we will host several evening events to bring our students together for dinner and socializing. Along with lower level perks, donors at this level will receive a digital image of our 2015 STEM Scholar campers.


Marie Curie Level

STEM Scholars will have the full college experience! Your gift provides lodging for 2 STEM Scholars for the full week of camp. Students will live at Pontchartrain Hall, our on-campus dorms, with their STEM Scholar colleagues. In addition to lower level perks, donors at this level get a first-hand look at our Scholars with access to pictures and videos of the full camp experience.


Isaac Newton Level

Imagine making a difference in one student’s academic success? Your gift will pay for 1 STEM Scholar’s camp experience for the week. Along with lower level perks, donors at this level will be acknowledged on the binders we are providing to our Scholars and will receive a commemorative STEM Scholars Pen.


Albert Einstein Level

Now imagine doing the same for a cohort of students? Your gift will support the cost of attendance for 4 students for the camp. In addition to getting all of the other perks, donors at this level will have the opportunity to put their logo on STEM Scholars t-shirts, will receive one of these t-shirts, and will be invited to the end-of-camp lunch on Monday, Aug 10.