The Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Area was awarded a competitive, four-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) for "ACCESS Engineering" (Achieving Community College Excellence, Success, and Scholarship in Engineering).
The project will continue to receive funding through a one-year, no-cost extension for spring 2013.
The NSF S-STEM program was established by the National Science Foundation in accordance with the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998. The Act reflects the national need to increase substantially the number of American scientists and engineers. ACCESS Engineering will provide over 150 scholarships to engineering students over the grant period. The project promotes full-time enrollment, academic achievement, and successful transfer and completion of a bachelor's degree in engineering. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is a key partner in this project. Additionally, the University of Maryland College Park and George Washington University will provide programs to better prepare students to transfer to a school of their choice.
There are a limited number of scholarships. The selection process is competitive and the award will be based on the amount of financial need, not to exceed $3,200 per year. Applications are available now for spring 2013 scholarship consideration. The deadline to submit all required materials for Spring 2013 Application is Monday, December 17, 2012. No late applications will be considered. Applicants will receive an E-mail confirmation within 2 days of application submittal.
Please see the following website for more details and application: