The University of St. Francis (USF) was recently awarded a grant worth nearly $650,000 from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. The grant will provide scholarships for 12 local high school students who are interested in attending USF to pursue bachelor’s degrees in biology and biochemistry.

“This grant begins another chapter in USF’s long history of success in the STEM fields,” said USF President Arvid Johnson, Ph.D. “We have invested heavily in these fields, as recently demonstrated in our new LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Science Hall, which opened this past February. This grant, coupled with our new, state-of-the-art science hall, will help USF to recruit and educate excellent STEM teachers and researchers from our community, who will be prepared to contribute to our world through service and leadership.”

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