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NSF awards Briar Cliff University over $600,000 for scholarships


College bound freshmen majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or environmental science are encouraged to apply today for the Briar Cliff STEM Scholarship Program.


May 6, 2014 • By Briar Cliff University Bookmark and Share


SIOUX CITY, Iowa – With a $609,250 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Briar Cliff University will be awarding college scholarships over the next several years to new students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science.

The NSF funds will bolster Briar Cliff’s STEM Pathways Scholarship Program, a science career readiness curriculum to address increasing demands for professionals who are proficient and field-qualified in the sciences.

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Beginning next fall, the NSF grant – one of the largest in BCU’s 83-year history – will provide 48 scholarships over a five-year period. The STEM Pathways Scholarships will be in addition to generous financial aid packages the University offers students.

BCU’s STEM Pathways scholars will be active participants in experiential learning communities with internships, professional mentoring, networking, a “Careers in STEM” speaker series and solid preparation for graduate schools and science careers, among many other opportunities.

“Briar Cliff is shaping tomorrow’s STEM leaders to be innovative and successful in response to the world’s ever-changing needs,” said Beverly A. Wharton, BCU president. “The NSF funds will assist us in preparing even more students for careers in the sciences and those who wish to become STEM educators.”

College bound freshmen majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or environmental science are encouraged to apply today for the Briar Cliff STEM Scholarship Program.

Qualifying candidates must possess a cumulative ACT score of 22 or higher with a minimum of 21 in the math portion, a high-school GPA of 3.2 or higher with grades of B or better in six science and math courses and two letters of recommendation from high school administrator and/or teacher.

To apply and for a complete list of criteria to become a STEM Pathways Scholar, click here »

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