Clinton College is working toward diversifying the STEM field through its new scholarships and STEM programs.
The university is now offering programs for nursing and cybersecurity.
“We are really excited about the way the college is going in,” said Clinton College president, Lester McCorn.
The new STEM scholarships will be based on a first come first served basis, distributed over three years.
According to WCNC, The first five students who are accepted this fall will receive $30,000 towards tuition. The first five students who are accepted in fall of 2024 will receive $20,000 and the first five students who are accepted in fall of 2025 will receive $10,000.
“This is historic for Clinton College,” said Toneyce Randolph, the vice president of academic services.
McCorn told QCity Metro that it was important for them to expose students to “different opportunities.” “HBCUs put out amazing talent and we want our students to contribute to both fields,” he said.
University officials hope the scholarships will provide students with the knowledge and drive to positively impact society.
Requirements for the STEM scholarships include:
- You must be a freshman at Clinton College
- You must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- You must have a 2.75 or above GPA
- You must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours at Clinton College each semester
- You must be actively pursuing a degree in cybersecurity at Clinton College
- You must write a 250-word essay (minimally) describing why you are interested in cybersecurity at Clinton College and stating what career plans you have for your future.