Porter Scholars in Science & Mathematics

Competitive Scholarship - Application Deadline March 1st

  • All students selected for the program receive some traditional scholarship support
  • Additional support is given to students with strong academic performance & unmet financial need
  • Porter Scholars may apply for additional funding in support of Focused Academic Programs

Focused Academic Programs



On-campus independent study & special topics courses 

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Off-campus special topics courses taught by Adams State faculty in a variety of locations worldwide. Off-campus programs at other institutions and non-profit organizations are also available.

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Meet some of our Porter Scholars


Casey Veneman

Computer Science major, four-year Porter Scholar

“The Porter Scholarship has helped me chase after and begin to achieve my goals throughout college. Thanks to being a Porter Scholar, I have been able to get an internship in software development and have been able to keep my grades up through school, not having to worry so much about student debt.” -Casey Veneman 


Bailey Keller

Chemistry major, Porter Scholar

“Adams State has been a great place for me to grow as a person and a student. I love being able to learn one-on-one with professors. I hope to have that connection with students when I teach at the college level some day. The Porter Scholars program has played a great part in making my vision of becoming a teacher come true.” -Bailey Keller


Drake Sisneros ’15 – with twin brother, Darin Sisneros ‘15

Cellular & Molecular Biology majors; four-year Porter Scholars; attending University of Colorado School of Medicine

“Our research mentor was always thinking about us, going above and beyond. We’re so lucky to have someone like that. But all the science faculty have really been there. Because they know us well, they are able to write really good recommendations for med school.” -Drake Sisneros

“I constantly think about med school, every single day – how I should be improving. I want to do new research.” -Darin Sisneros


Amber {Harlan) Price, MD. '12

 2016 Exceptional New Alumna, Four-Year Porter Scholar

"The Porter Scholars program was important not just because of money or monetary gain; it was important because it surrounded me with people who were like minded.''