STEM Scholarship Opens Pathways to College for Students
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 11, 2012
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) recently announced the recipients of the Pathways to Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship. The $30,000 in scholarships were designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income students who pursue a degree in STEM fields and is made possible by a grant from the GE Foundation.
Several of the recipients were also participants in the national GO College program, or the Gaining Options for College Collaborative. GO College is a national data-driven initiative that brings communities together to increase college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and minority students.
In the words of one awardee, Jessica Pavolko, “As a new student – the cost of college is overwhelming.. I’m proud to not only be one of the first in my family to attend college, but also to pursue Biochemistry. Fortunately this scholarship will help me get there more easily.”
The 2012-14 STEM Scholarship recipients are:
Alexus Carpenter (Cincinnati, Ohio)
University of Toledo
Camera Ford (New York, New York)
Christopher Hamilton (Bronx, New York)
New York City College of Technology
Ashley Iguina (New York, New York)
Jessica Pavolko (Albion, Pennsylvania)
Case Western Reserve University
Noheli Ruiz (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Pathways to Success in STEM Scholarship!