Manchester University gets grant for STEM Pathways Academy

Manchester University is receiving a nearly $650,000 grant.  The National Science Foundation is awarding the five-year funding to provide scholarships for the university’s science majors.

Manchester officials say the grant money will be used to launch the STEM Pathways Academy this fall.

Inside Indiana Business reports Manchester says the academy will provide students “a clear, guided path to graduation and success in employment or graduate school.”

The first group to go through the academy is made up of 13 students, who will take classes together, take seminars focused on career preparation, work with mentors, do internships, and visit science-related employers and grad schools.

The University says they plan to recruit 10 students for the second group, which would begin the academy in the fall of 2018.