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UC Students Receive STEM Scholarship

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands honored several outstanding students during the annual Honors Day convocation service held Monday, April 21. Among those recognized was Amanda Bingham, of London, Ky., Amanda L. Faulkner, of Barbourville, Ky., Jarrod Tyler Hampton, of Pineville, Ky., Christina Hayes, of Williamsburg, Ky., Lauren Howe, of Dry Ridge, Ky., Cynthia Kaeser, of Woodstock, Ga., Savannah Melton, of Gray, Ky., Melissa Powers, of Williamsburg, Ky., and Lesley Roberts, of Connersville, Ind., who all received a STEM scholarship for $6000.

The STEM Scholarship provides $6000 per year through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The aim is to encourage more talented students to major in STEM fields, science, technology, engineering, and math. The National Science Foundation is actually funded by U.S. Greencard fees. The government is using this money in an effort to “homegrow” our own scientists and technical workers so that U.S. companies will not have to import them from abroad.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 119th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.