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NSF awards grant to Hagerstown college

Hagerstown Community College has been awarded a five-year, $629,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students.

The funds are designed to boost STEM enrollment rates and improve completion rates for full-time STEM students who are women or are members of minority groups.

The grant was announced by Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., who called it “good news for Hagerstown and good news for student in Western Maryland.”

He added, “Improving STEM education and expanding educational opportunities in high-tech fields should be a national and local priority, because it is clear that’s where the jobs of the future will be.”