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    Students Begin Royal Scholar Program in STEM

    Five members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 joined its Royal Scholars Program, which is supported through a six-figure National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that funds scholarships and provides additional academic support to undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
    November 16, 2020

    Five members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 began its Royal Scholars Program. In 2018, the University was awarded a $645,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund scholarships and provide additional academic support to undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields over the next five years.

    The Royal Scholars Program provides scholarships to University students who have demonstrated academic achievement and a need for financial assistance. The grant also supports student and faculty mentorships, internship and research opportunities for the students, as well as additional enrichment programs. The scholars will also participate in a common first-year seminar on science and society and in common sections of STEM introductory classes for those in the same majors. The scholarships awarded range from $4,500 for the first year to $6,000 for years three and four.

    Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Biology Department, is the principal investigator for the grant.

    Incoming students joining the University’s Royal Scholars Program are as follows:

    Zohal Gul Mohammad, a biophysics major from Scranton;

    Tyler A. Kover, a physics major from Drums;

    Devang Patel, a neuroscience major from Scranton;

    Simal Sami, a computer science major from Jessup;

    Danyelle A. Tech, a biology major from Dunmore.

    For additional information about the Royal Scholars Program, contact Dr. Voltzow at 570-941-4378 or janice.voltzow@scranton.edu.

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