The 1st four-day work week of 2023 is almost done and we are glad to complete our first (of many!) evaluation reports for this year.
We have a special place in our hearts for the National Science Foundation (NSF)‘s #SSTEM programs that provide scholarships to talented STEM students with financial needs.
We are currently engaged in completing evaluations of 10 S-STEM grants in AZ, CA, FL, KY, PA, MT, and TN.
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.
As we prepare to submit this report to our client, the West Chester University of PA, we would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on all the curricular and co-curricular activities and services that the S-STEM Scholars and others often need/seek (and receive) both on and- off-campus that clearly helps them to persist and complete their programs of study successfully.
We have learned so much from this NSF-funded program and feel fortunate to highlight some of the good practices that benefit all students who receive these services and supports.
To read about WCUPA’s SSTEM program: https://lnkd.in/gnwXKayh
The new solicitation is out: https://lnkd.in/g9MXSZ5e (Due dates for different tracks are in March)