National Science Foundation Grant Will Provide FCC More Than $635,000 for STEM Scholars Program


Frederick, Md. — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Frederick Community College (FCC) more than $635,000 in grant funding to support the Frederick Community College STEM Scholars program.

“The Frederick Community College STEM Scholars program will provide greater access for traditionally underrepresented students to STEM-related academic and career pathways of the College,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster. “Through a generous National Science Foundation grant, the students in the new STEM Scholars program will receive the support needed to succeed, and to move on to employment in the growing science and technology sectors.”

The grant will provide a total of $637,097 over five years to the STEM Scholars Program. This program, which will start in fall 2020, will offer students who demonstrate academic talent and financial need, including students from underrepresented groups, the resources and support needed to identify appropriate STEM-related academic and career pathways and make a full-time commitment to achieving goals related to their chosen pathways.

The program will provide students scholarships, extensive faculty mentoring, opportunities for STEM-related community service, and exposure to research and industry experiences and personnel. This unique combination will help students develop the skills needed to succeed in STEM both while in college and once they enter the STEM workforce.