Program Details

ATOM Scholars will benefit from the following program support at no cost to the scholars.


  • Belong to a cohort of at least 5 academically talented, Pell grant eligible UCA chemistry majors
  • Attend STEM Student Orientation and Advanced Registration (SOAR
  • Participate in Bear Student Leadership (BLE
  • Live in the STEM Residential College 
  • Participate in the UCA American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter and be a member of the National American Chemical Society
Academic Support
  • Supplemental Instruction (recitation facilitated by a peer who recently completed the course with an A or B) in all foundational/core chemistry courses: College Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Academic advising by a dedicated ATOM Scholars advisor
Professional Development
  • Mentorship Circle – monthly mentorship and professional development activities with other chemistry majors
  • CliftonStrengths – personal talent assessment
  • Undergraduate research opportunities with chemistry faculty 
  • Industry site visits and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in the UCA STEMteach program