Grant to provide scholarships for Cal Poly engineering students

nwilson@thetribunenews.comApril 30, 2014 

An entrance to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

JOE JOHNSTON — jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Cal Poly received more than $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to assist underprivileged engineering students, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps announced Tuesday.

The foundation’s Program for Engineering Excellence in Partner Schools grant will benefit the students through a scholarship program. Under the grant program, scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to students with high financial need.

The program also will include support systems for the students, supplemental workshops in science and math, and engineering success.

Capps said science, technology, engineering and math education is vital to “our nation’s success in the 21st century, but we are still a long way from having enough qualified students entering these fields.”

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