Posted: Jul 25, 2012 5:53 PM by Jamie Leary
Updated: Jul 25, 2012 6:02 PM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Montana Tech more than $145,829 dollars; part of a continuing grant totaling $597,181 dollars to support Tech's project, "Montana Minds Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" or STEM.
The scholarships are renewable and will be awarded to 20 financially challenged students to help them obtain degrees in the STEM fields.
This is the fourth time Tech has received this grant from NSF.
A principal investor in the program, Doctor Doug Coe, says while the grant keeps getting more competitive to receive, Montana Tech continues to prove it's a worthy institution with success in the STEM programs.
"I think it reflects on Montana Tech. We are a solid institution that does a really good job of educating students that go on to very successful careers and I think that showed up in the grant application process," Coe said.
Coe is the Dean of the College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies.
Coe says it took a year to apply for and have the grant awarded to the school. He is already working on an application for what could be Montana Tech's 5th grant from NSF but will not see results until this time next year.