St. Joseph's College partnered with the National Science Foundation and local industry to form an educational collaboration known as Meeting Our Scientific and Interdisciplinary Challenges (MOSAIC).
This program provides financial and academic support to eligible SJC biology, chemistry, computer science, computer information systems and mathematics majors during their undergraduate studies, as well as assistance with job placement after graduation. Students explore the interdisciplinary relationships among individual MOSAIC major fields to instill the sense that they are part of a larger technological mosaic.
The MOSAIC program's goal is to attract more students into
areas of national need and to increase retention of
students — particularly women and other underrepresented minorities – to
degree achievement, through scholarships and mentoring programs.
Selected scholars receive personal attention in a supportive
learning environment, which encourages them to complete their degrees
and to enter the high technology workforce as well-educated and
What is the MOSAIC program?
A support program for St. Joseph's College students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science or computer information systems (STEM majors).
What kind of support does the program provide?
Financial support (up to $10,000 per academic year), mentoring support from a faculty member and assistance with internship and occupational placement.
Who is eligible for this program?
be a U.S. citizen, national or alien admitted as a refugee
be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, computer information systems or mathematics
have demonstrated a residual financial need*
have an 87 high school average or higher if a freshman
have a 3.0 GPA or higher if a transfer or continuing student
*After considering other financial awards outside of this program.
How do I apply?
There is no special application process. Students completing the normal college admissions and financial aid applications are automatically considered for the program if they indicate a STEM major on their application or attach a statement indicating interest in the MOSAIC program.
When will I know if I have been selected?
Students who have been selected to participate will be informed by mid-May.
What are the selection criteria?
A STEM major, academic merit and financial need, with consideration given to underrepresented groups.
What must I do to remain In the program?
Maintain good academic standing (generally a GPA of 3.0 or higher), demonstrate qualities consistent with professional success and participate in the program assessment.
Will my financial aid be the same amount every year?
No. It could increase or decrease based on your financial need and the availability of funds.
Can I join if I'm not selected in my freshman year?
Yes. All eligible students are considered every year.
For further information, contact the OFFICE of Admissions at:
245 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Long Island Campus
155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, NY 11772