Houston firm Alliantgroup announced this week that they are furthering their STEM scholarship program to students pursuing the fields of study in the state of Texas.
The scholarship program will award five $10,000 scholarships to recent high school graduates pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math at college this fall.
"When we first announced the program, the intent was to encourage our youth to once again take an interest in STEM-based education," stated Dhaval Jadav, CEO. "STEM-oriented fields are truly the future of our economy, yet study after study shows that the U.S. is suffering from a serious shortage in the number of people entering the workforce with a strong STEM skillset. It's a disturbing trend for not only the economy, but for the future of our country."
"Considering the importance of STEM-based skills to employers now and in the future, we decided to change the program to focus more on steering students toward STEM-related degrees at an earlier age," added Jadav. "As such, we have expanded and shifted the program to high school students throughout the state."
Eligible students will have to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications for the program will be in the form of brief (under 120 seconds) videos explaining their pursuit of a STEM-focused career.
For more on Alliantgroup and the scholarship program, head to the firm's site here.
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