WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll College has received a $393,300 grant from the National Science Foundation to attract students with high academic ability and high financial need who want to major in chemistry, biochemistry or biology.
The grant, which will fund Carroll’s new Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Scholar Program, was awarded through the NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The award is effective Sept. 1, 2007, and will be funded for five years.
“We are thrilled to receive the support of the National Science Foundation to help recruit and retain excellent students in some of Carroll’s strong science programs,” said Dr. Lynne Bernier, provost.
The grant will allow Carroll to offer renewable scholarships of up to $7,000 per year, based on a student’s financial need, to up to 10 students per year.
“This grant will help us build on the strengths of Carroll’s natural and health science programs,” said Dr. Michael Schuder, associate professor chemistry. “We will actively recruit students of high academic ability and provide them with support and resources needed to excel at Carroll and in their professional careers.”
In addition to attracting students interested in science majors, Carroll’s STaR Scholar Program will provide support to increase student retention, promote academic excellence for students in the program and provide clear bridges to advanced study or professional careers. Students identified as eligible for the STaR Scholar Program will be selected after a rigorous recruiting process.