The National Science Foundation has awarded Delaware State University a five-year grant of $600,000 to be used for undergraduate scholarships for students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (known as STEM).
The principal grant writer was Dr. Andrew Lloyd, DSU associate professor of biology. The co-grant writers were DSD STEM faculty members Dr. Chandran R. Sabanayagam, assistant professor of physics, Dr. Cherese Winstead, assistant professor of Chemistry, Dr. Clytrice Watson, assistant professor of biology, and Mazen M. Shahin, professor of mathematics.
“Our long term goal for this scholarship program is to increase the number of financially-disadvantaged, academically-talented students graduating from DSU with Bachelor of Science degrees in the STEM areas,” Dr. Lloyd said. “We will also work to strengthen their preparation for and interest in pursuing a Ph.D."
He said that scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, level of financial need, commitment to a career in STEM, interest in graduate school and evidence of overcoming obstacles.