Hoeven Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant for STEM Undergraduate Scholarships at UND

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a nearly $1 million grant to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support scholarships for undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The funds will go to students from low-income families and underrepresented groups, giving them the opportunity to participate in research projects with faculty and preparing them for graduate studies and research careers.

“These scholarships will open new opportunities for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience as they pursue a STEM degree, helping them to achieve their education and career goals,” Hoeven said.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure funding in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bills for programs to enhance STEM education, including the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program at NSF. In addition, Hoeven successfully included a provision to improve students’ access to STEM education in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Congress passed last year. The measure was based on legislation he introduced with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).