Student Financial Award Info

Dear SUHSD AP STEM Student,

If last school year (2017-18), you attended a participating NMSI Partner SUHSD high school (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Olympian, Otay Ranch, Southwest, and Sweetwater), AND you took an AP STEM exam, AND you received a qualifying exam score of 3 or better, you are eligible to receive $100 per qualifying exam score!

NMSI student financial award processing will take place later this summer as NMSI receives scores over the next few weeks. All scores will need to go through an internal verification process after which each student’s award will be processed and paid.

  • If you completed the student award survey at end of last school year, you will receive your award in the form of an Amazon gift card via the personal email you provided in the survey.
  • If you DID NOT complete the survey (or have no clue what this is talking about), you will receive your award in the form of a check mailed to your high school. Once your school receives the check, they will contact you to provide details on when and where to pick it up.

No further action is needed from you to receive your financial award.

NMSI hopes to have all awards processed and paid to students no later than November (but hopefully sooner). If you have any questions, feel free to reach our NMSI Program Manager, Tenesha Villanueva at

Congratulations, again on your success! We wish you all the best in the year ahead.

National Math Science Initiative (NMSI)