Up to 25 promising high school students from New Hampshire will share $50,000 in scholarships to attend Project SMART, UNH’s residential summer institute focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $3,700 for the four-week institute, will go to high-achieving students entering 10th and 11th grade. Amounts awarded will be based on merit and demonstrated financial need.
“As New Hampshire and the nation strive to meet the growing demand for a STEM-educated workforce, these scholarships will serve to prime the STEM pipeline by removing financial barriers to this outstanding program,” says Mark Rubinstein, vice president of student and academic services at UNH.
Founded in 1992, Project SMART drew students only from New Hampshire for its first five years; they attended the program at no cost. In recent years,...