National Science Foundation awards rare grant to South Texas College


Source: South Texas College

MCALLEN, Texas – In a press release South Texas College said it has received a significant grant directly from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support students in STEM fields.

The NSF awarded $649,369 as part of its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant to provide scholarships to two groups of 20 undergraduate students.

Those students are pursuing an associate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics.

The release said STC’s Board of Trustees approved the grant at its regular board meeting on Jan. 28. The funding period for the grant is from Jan. 1 2020 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Help for this grant came from the combined efforts from the college’s Department of Resource Development, Management and Compliance and the Division for Math, Science, and Bachelor Programs.

Dr. Ali Esmaeili, Dean of STC’s Math, Science, and Bachelor Programs, said the division benefited from training conducted by the college’s Grant Training Center specifically its Designing Winning National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals in 2018, said the release.

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