STEM Majors thrive at Valpo! The U.S. Department of Commerce projects jobs in STEM to grow twice as fast as non-STEM jobs in 2018. STEM employees also earn, on average, 29% more than their non-STEM counterparts.

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award 1564855), science, technology, and mathematics majors within the College of Arts and Sciences can apply for the EPIC scholarship program.

EPIC Program Features

EPIC students receive:

  • A scholarship up to $5,300 per year, renewable for up to 4 years,
  • The opportunity to participate in a research group beginning the first year,
  • A faculty mentor as an excellent resource for both acclimating to college life and planning for life beyond Valpo,
  • A cohort of other students with similar interests, and
  • Social and educational activities including an annual retreat, monthly gatherings, and bi-annual field trips.

The EPIC application is available online here for those interested in starting at Valpo in August 2019. The priority application deadline was January 11. Interested students can still apply. If spots in the program are not filled by those who applied by January 11, then applications arriving after that time will be reviewed.

Application Process

Apply For EPIC Here

  • Finalists will be chosen from those who submit the EPIC application by January 11, 2019.
  • On or before January 25, finalists will be invited to interview with EPIC faculty during the Admitted Student Visit Day to be held on campus on Monday, February 18 (President’s Day).
  • Finalists will be notified of their status in the selection process by March 8, 2019.
  • If openings remain after spring selection, then applications arriving after January 11 will be reviewed.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact

Outstanding Research Facilities

Center for the Sciences

New in Fall 2017, this stunning 55,000-square-foot facility contains wet labs for chemistry, biochemistry, and biology along with incredible student lounge spaces.

Gellersen Center for Mathematics

Mathematics, statistics, and data science students take advantage research groups beginning in the first year in this versatile space.

Kallay-Christopher Hall

Housing the Valparaiso University Weather Center and Geographic Applications Laboratories, geography, environmental science, and meteorology students work with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Neils Science Center

This facility was renovated in 2017-18 providing updated space for physics, astronomy, and biology labs including the Valparaiso University Observatory and a new biology cadaver lab.

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