Indian Hills Community College announced it received a federal grant that provides financial and academic support for qualified students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The program is called Growing Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GO STEM) and the school says it will issue scholarships up to $10,000 annually to at least 10 eligible students per year.
According to IHCC, GO STEM focuses on serving students with demonstrated academic potential and financial need pursuing an associate degree in one of 10 targeted STEM programs.
Those 10 programs are:
Computer Software Development
Cybersecurity and Systems Administration
Electrical and Renewable Energy Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Laser and Optics Technology
Mark Van Velsor, Program Director of Information Technology at IHCC discussed the benefits of GO STEM.
“We are excited to be able to offer the GO STEM scholarship to our students,” Van Velsor SAid. “Recipients of this scholarship be well prepared to enter high demand STEM fields without having the burden of incurring long term debt.”