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What is the North RST Academy?

North’s Ready! Set! Transfer! Academy is an National Science Foundation (NSF) program that provides tools and support to start and keep you on a pathway to a STEM career!

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. If you are majoring in astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, math, oceanography, physics or a related field and plan on transferring to a university, then you are a STEM major.

What are the benefits of joining the RST Academy?

  • Be in a learning community of your peers
  • Receive academic support
  • Faculty mentors to guide you
  • Peer mentoring to help you
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips
  • Opportunities for research
  • Opportunities for service learning
  • Opportunities for student leadership
  • Financial rewards for participation
  • Eligible for Onsight Scholarships

Who is eligible to join the RST Academy?

STEM majors at North Seattle CC are eligible to join the academy. Your responsibilities as an Academy member include:

  • Maintain a minimum quarterly GPA of 3.0
  • Meet with your mentor at least twice each quarter
  • Participate in two or more RST Academy activities per quarter
  • Participate in assessment surveys and activities to help improve the Academy
  • Keep the RST Academy advised of changes in contact information
  • Participate in activities outlined in the RST Academy membership agreement
  • Complete and receive an A.S. degree

How do I join the RST Academy?

How do I find a faculty mentor?

  • Remember that RST members are required to have a faculty mentor!  You can meet mentors at our Academy orientations, or browse the list to contact a potential mentor!

What is the Onsight Scholarship Program?

  • It’s an NSF funded scholarship program for talented low-income RST Academy students pursuing careers or transfer degrees in STEM fields.

How do I apply for Onsight Scholarship?

  • Download a 1-page instruction form for the Onsight Scholarship Program.
  • Download an Onsight application form.
  • Download the letter of recommendation form. Two letters are required.
  • Document your financial need using FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Scholarship Assistance).
  • Include a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) with your application and letters.
  • For questions about completing your FAFSA or NSCC’s Data Form, please contact NSCC’s Financial Aid Office.

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