The University of Maryland has awarded more than $1 million to nearly 500 students for scholarships for STEM-related work, which is required by federal law.
The money, which will help support STEM education, was announced Thursday in a statement from the university, which has received more than 300 applications for the scholarships.
“The money will go toward scholarships that help students develop skills in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other STEM fields,” the statement said.
“It is our hope that the scholarships will help many students realize the potential of science as a career and help us expand the opportunities for future generations.”
The scholarships will be awarded at a rate of $50,000 per student.
Some of the scholarships, which cover a variety of subjects, will be offered through the College of Science.
More than 4,000 students are enrolled in the university’s undergraduate science programs, according to the statement.
“Our goal is to make the College an inclusive and inclusive environment where students of all backgrounds can pursue careers in science, engineering and technology,” the university said in the statement, adding that the program will be managed by a committee of faculty and staff members who will review applications and make recommendations for scholarship recipients.
The University of Mary Washington, which opened in the fall of 2016, has received nearly $4 million in federal student aid for its STEM programs.
The school said in a recent statement that it will invest $1.4 million this year to make sure that its programs are able to provide students with opportunities that are both academically rigorous and culturally relevant.
“We have a goal to reach our students with the right amount of resources to support their STEM education,” the school said.
“This is a challenging and exciting time for our campus and we look forward to helping all students succeed in the future.”