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5 September 2007

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, or engineering/technology.

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

Interested students may receive further information by contacting Dr. Francia at

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