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Marian University receives STEM grant

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — A National Science Foundation grant will fund the STEM Round Table Scholars program to provide scholarships for underrepresented students at Marian University. Marian received a near $650,000 STEM grant for the scholarships that are renewable for up to four years of a student’s degree plan.

The University says the S-STEM program is meant to meet the need for STEM workforce in national priority areas and to help low-income and academically talented students with financial need who are pursuing a STEM degree.

“This is most certainly an exciting new opportunity for Marian University to advance its mission to serve underrepresented, diverse students in STEM and to develop its vision for an outstanding research and grants culture,” said Alan Silva, executive vice president and provost. “This is an especially noteworthy award as it will foster a new relationship with the National Science Foundation. It has been 25 years since our last NSF grant and our largest award ever was $30,000.” 

The Round Table Scholars program will use the Walker Center for Applied Ethics and the Center for Academic Success and Engagement for classroom and extracurricular activities. Applications for the program will soon be available with the first cohort beginning this fall.