July 12, 2016
Pathways to Success Scholarship Program, with support from GE Foundation, helps more first-generation, low-income students enter STEM fields
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) has awarded scholarships from its Pathways to Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program to six U.S. college-bound high school graduates from Eerie, PA, Louisville, KY, and Stamford, CT.
With support from the GE Foundation, the Pathways to Success scholarships help more first-generation, low-income students pursue a degree in STEM fields.
COE selected the six applicants based on their high school STEM activities and interest, academics, and intent to pursue a career in a STEM field. The awards apply to 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. Said Asla Al Khafaji, a recipient from Erie, PA who's attending Mercyhurst University to study medicine, "It is my passion... and belief that I can reach the American Dream."
Award program criteria requires that students:
The 2016-2018 STEM Scholarship recipients are:
Louisville, KY (both from Fern Creek High School)
Stamford, CT (Stamford High School)