Frederick Community College is accepting applications for its new STEM Scholars Program.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will provide further support to students pursuing STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — academic and career goals. 

Students served by the program will primarily be those with little to no prior college experience and who have financial need. 

The scholarship program will supply students with up to $13,000 in financial aid as well as training and mentoring. 

“We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for this grant, which will give hardworking students the chance to excel in STEM programs and reach their full potential,” said Elizabeth Burmaster, FCC president. “It will prepare our students for success in their careers and we believe this comprehensive support will have a lasting impact."

The program will consist of three cohorts of 10 students each and will begin each fall, starting in 2020. Applications will be accepted at any point up to the start of each fall semester. However, students are encouraged to apply by March 15 for best consideration. 

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