Hoeven: NSF Awards Nearly $650K to North Dakota State College of Science to Bolster STEM Education

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $648,463 to North Dakota State College of Science. The funds will be used to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Scholars Scholarship Program, Academic Support Network and Career Success Network. The program aims to recruit academically-talented STEM students with demonstrated financial need, retain STEM scholars and integrate career-success skills throughout their course of study. The goal of the project is to increase the number of well-educated, skilled and professional STEM graduates.                             

“In order to stay competitive in the global economy, it’s important to invest in programs that will prepare our students with the skills they need to be successful in high-tech, high-wage jobs,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will go towards supporting STEM education, which will help our next generation of leaders to be ready for the jobs of the future.”

Hoeven has long advocated for promoting STEM education. Last year, legislation that he introduced with Senator Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to improve students’ access to STEM education was included in the Every Student Succeeds Act.