A well-educated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy. National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in STEM address the need for highly-qualified practitioners and researchers in STEM disciplines.  The New Mexico State University S-STEM Program in the College of Engineering supports a cohort of academically talented engineering students who demonstrate financial need for up to eight (8) semesters.  With its embedded Cohort Academic and Professional Experience (CAPE), the program includes individualized self-assessment and monitoring, one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors, academic success workshops, metacognition and self-efficacy training, and self-study skills.