Applications open for scholarships for STEM-related activites for youth

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(KBSI) – The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) opened the application period for the annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program, sponsored by ACT, to award up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally to support STEM-related activities for youth.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2023. Award recipients will be announced and funded in the summer of 2023.

“As the second-in-command in Illinois, I understand and value the importance of STEM Education in our pre-K – 12 schools,” said Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. “This Scholarship Program supports STEM-related activities in schools that are critical to building long-term passion for STEM-related fields, building the workforce of tomorrow.”

NLGA will award 12 scholarships to 12 schools in 12 different states and territories, worth $10,000 total. The Scholarship Program is administered by NLGA which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association for the nation’s seconds-in-command, and sponsored by ACT, the education and career readiness nonprofit.

“ACT is proud to once again sponsor this program and help ensure that every student can access a high-quality STEM education,” ACT Chief Executive Officer Janet Godwin said. “Our country and our communities need young people who are globally competitive in STEM careers, yet many students face systemic barriers to accessing rigorous education opportunities. It is essential that all students have the support and resources to fulfill their potential.”

All public, private, and tribal schools in the 50 states and five U.S. territories can apply at Funding will be awarded to schools to support STEM-related activities, programming, curriculum, equipment, and other expenses.

“The need for increased educational opportunities in STEM is non-partisan and an area of consensus for the nation’s lieutenant governors,” said NLGA Executive Director Julia Brossart. “NLGA has adopted STEM Education as a pillar of work for the association on behalf of Members, who know the importance of educating students in STEM to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Applications will be reviewed in Spring/Summer 2023. Award winners will be announced at the NLGA Annual Meeting in August 2023.

Tap here to view additional information on the STEM Scholarship Program, including instructions for applying.

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