East Campus Science

Valencia Engaging for Completion Through Opportunities in Research (VECTOR)

Valencia Engaging for Completion through Opportunities in Research (VECTOR) is a National Science Foundation S-STEM project with the intent to provide students with support from discipline-specific faculty mentors, the VECTOR team, and Valencia College academic resources. VECTOR will focus on opportunities leading to an Undergraduate Research Graduation Distinction as well as networking opportunities. This program provides scholarships up to $8,500 while at Valencia College, with additional transfer support and scholarships available upon completion of an associate's degree.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Provide documentation of U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, or refugee status
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate an interest in STEM
  • Indicate intent to show satisfactory participation in all program activities
  • Declare a STEM Meta-Major and be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per semester)

Selection Criteria:

  • Personal Interview
  • Personal Statement
  • Evidence of Prior Interest/Experience in STEM
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Student GPA
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, Florida End of Course, FCAT, PERT)




Monday-Friday 8am-6:30pm
Summer hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-6:30pm
Friday 8am-12pm