Students earn NSF scholarships

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ten students have each earned two-year $18,200 scholarships through a National Science Foundation (NFS) scholarship program.

St. Cloud State's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program will acknowledge the students at a Dec. 14 ceremony in Atwood Memorial Center.

The scholarship program is managed by professors Susantha Herath, Jayantha Herath and Dennis Guster.

The recipients are also eligible for travel stipends for conferences, field trips and paid summer internships at a national laboratory.

The recipients are:

Mariah Ahlert – St. Cloud

Sean Anderson – St. Cloud

William Bruggenthies – Lonsdale

Neil CarlinSchauer – Burnsville

Ahmed Iqbal – St. Cloud

Reuben Kaburu – Brooklyn Park

Erica Koes – Greenfield

Kyung Park – St. Cloud

Natalie Shofner – Weyauwega, Wis.

Bonyeah Warzecha – St. Cloud

NSF awarded St. Cloud State a $600,000 grant in 2012 to support students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math careers.

The scholarships are given to academically-talented students majoring in information systems, computer science and computer engineering. Preference is given to women, students of color, American Indians, first-generation college students, transfer students from community colleges and those with financial need.  

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