5 September 2007
$500,000 GRANT RECEIVED FOR MCIS AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Jacksonville State University through the NSF Scholarships in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The grant will support the Enhanced Mathematics, Computer, and Engineering
Technology Scholarship II (EMCETS2) project, which is under the direction of Guillermo A. Francia, III, Alicia A. Simmons,
James F. Kelley, Terry M. Marbut and Vickie J. Adams. The award, which is effective January 2008 through December 2012, offers
scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students majoring in mathematics, computer science, computer information systems,
This NSF award is one of about 90 new S-STEM awards that will be made by the
Division of Undergraduate Education this year, following the evaluation of 249 proposals submitted in February 2007.
Scholarships will be awarded beginning fall 2008. The application deadline is March 15, 2008. Additional information and application
forms may be found at http://mcis.jsu.edu/resources/EMCETS/.
Interested students may receive further information by contacting Dr. Francia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for news releases by using the request form at www.jsu.edu/newswire/request.