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Denver Metro Chem Scholars (DMCS) Scholarship

DMCS Scholarship Overview

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program to establish the Denver Metro Chem Scholars (DMCS) program. The DMCS Scholarship is for $7,900 per academic year to be used towards tuition, fees, books, and supplies. DMCS Scholars selected as sophomores are eligible for three years of funding. DMCS Scholars selected as juniors are eligible for two years of funding.

Maintaining your Scholarship

As a DMCS Scholar, you are enrolled in the Scholar Success Program (SSP). The mission of SSP is to provide academic support services, leadership development programming, and enrichment activities to scholarship students to assist them in reaching their full academic potential and goals at MSU Denver. You will receive individualized attention from program staff, including a Peer Advocate, and be connected to MSU Denver staff, faculty, students, and resources. 


  • Enroll in a full-time status (minimum 12 credits) in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and maintain a 3.2 GPA in Science and Math courses.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as defined by Financial Aid.
  • Submit the FAFSA each year (on or before April 1st).
  • Register for designated class sections as required.
  • Participate in all required DMCS program activities.
    • Participate in assigned career/graduate school workshops
    • Attend scholarly lectures (sophomores = all, juniors & seniors = two annually)
    • Attend Science Literacy workshops (three of four annually)
    • Attend all orientations and end of year celebrations


  • Complete all requirements on the Student Success Passport by the specified deadline each fall and spring semester. (The program staff reserves the right to modify or change these requirements as needed to ensure student success.)
  • Meet with your Peer Mentor as assigned
  • Complete any and all additional requirements requested by SSP staff by an agreed upon date.

For more information on the Denver Metro Chem Scholars (DMCS) Scholarship, please contact Cary Aplin-Gomez at 303-605-5427 or

or the Chemistry Department

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