Landmark College awarded $1.2M grant for STEM opportunities

PUTNEY — Landmark College has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, an award that will fund undergraduate research opportunities, cohort support, and scholarships for neurodiverse students studying in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The award is the largest grant that the college has received from the National Science Foundation. Funds will provide scholarships for as many as 36 students over six years. First-year students may receive up to four years of support, while transfer and associate degree students may receive up to two years of scholarship support.

“There is a global need for well-educated scientists, including computer scientists, and this grant is critical for supporting high-achieving, low-income students as they pursue careers in those fields,” Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College, said in a news release.

The NSF grant also funds mentorships, research opportunities, and internships, among other activities.

This funding also supports the further development of an undergraduate research assistance program.

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