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 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)