Capito, Manchin announce scholarships for University of Charleston STEM students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant totaling $648,409 to fund four-year scholarships to 12 students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in data science, computer science, biological sciences, chemistry, and dual biology-chemistry programs at the University of Charleston (UC). Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

“What an amazing gift for 12 lucky and deserving UC students,” Senator Capito said. “West Virginia is always looking to attract talented students, particularly in STEM fields. As our state works toward a more robust STEM workforce, seeing UC’s programs align with NSF’s greater goal of preparing that future workforce is encouraging and shows the promise of West Virginia in contributing more to a 21st century economy. ”

“I am so proud to announce that 12 bright students at the University of Charleston will receive scholarships to pursue education in STEM fields. STEM careers are essential to our 21st century economy and we must prioritize scholarships and funding for STEM education. I have no doubt that these students will receive a world class education at the University of Charleston and hopefully stay in our state to help move our economy and workforce forward,” Senator Manchin said.

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