NAU-Yuma has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students majoring in science through Project SEEDS, Supporting Educational Endeavors for Degrees in Science.

The grant, totaling more than $600,000, is part of the NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, which provides support to prepare scientists and engineers for the workforce.

Project SEEDS seeks to increase the number and diversity of STEM workers to support local need. The scholarship program will recruit promising and financially underprivileged students who are completing a two-year degree in biology or environmental sciences at NAU-Yuma. The students will receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per year in addition to academic, social and career preparation support.

Information and applicant criteria for the SEEDS program can be found here.