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Hood College receives $650,000 for new STEM scholarships

Hood College. (The Daily Record File)

Hood College. (The Daily Record File)

Hood College received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support new math and technology scholarships.

The $650,000 grant from the foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program will fund 12 four-year scholarships and six two-year scholarships for students seeking bachelor’s degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, computer science or computational science, the liberal arts college in Frederick announced Thursday.

The scholarship program will include mentoring from faculty and peers, peer-led tutoring, seminar and research methods courses in the first year, and a summer program aimed at readying rising juniors for higher-level course work, the college said.

Kevin Bennett, professor of chemistry, will oversee the program. Assisting will be Ann Stewart, associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics; Diane Oliver, assistant professor of psychology; Drew Ferrier, professor of biology and director of the coastal studies program; and George Dimitoglou, associate professor and chair of the department of computer science.

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