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Clear Path – NSF S-STEM Grant

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Clear Path Scholarships for STEM Transfer Students

In the largest single grant ever awarded to ESU, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $4 million to help transfer students complete their education at ESU. The five-year grant for the project Clear Path provides scholarships for about 120 students who start their education at community colleges and transfer to ESU for bachelor’s degrees in such science fields as biochemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics.

Clear Path Research

In addition to millions of dollars in scholarships, the grant supports invaluable science education research including mechanisms to ensure that students successfully complete their bachelor’s degree. Faculty associated with this grant expect that understanding how academic practices impact student success will shape future student support and be used to inform policies and practices at community colleges and four year institutions. This objective is also intended to positively impact the 120 students who receive the scholarships as well as future students who would benefit from this model.

*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1564634. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.