We are very glad to add another NSF S-STEM grant evaluation to our growing resume.
The vision of the Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is that all Americans, regardless of economic status, can pursue a STEM degree and contribute to the American innovation economy, if they so desire.
The S-STEM program provides scholarship awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that promote recruitment, retention, and graduation in STEM for low-income, academically talented students with financial needs.
The Scholarship-STEM Equity Alliance (SEA) Scholars S-STEM program at the College of the Canyons (COC) will build upon the College’s successful Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program to improve access to academic preparation support and student services to 100 students in 6 years with up to $10,000 ($5,000 for two years).
Student scholars will participate in five cohorts of twenty students each, with the ultimate goal of completing an associate degree and joining the STEM workforce or transferring to a four-year university. In addition, participating COC faculty will learn how to create inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive STEM classrooms, which is a proven approach for heightening STEM achievement among low-income, underrepresented, and educationally disadvantaged students.
We are proud to be evaluating our 6th S-STEM grant in 4 years.
To read about the $1.49M award to COC: