Science Foundation Arizona will help rural Arizona community colleges and Hispanic-serving colleges throughout the nation to boost their workforce preparation methods, thanks to grant money from the National Science Foundation.
A four-year, $1.8 million grant will support the Hispanic-Serving Community College (HSCC) KickStarter program’s work to help those colleges with limited federal grant writing experience. HSCCs are offered technical assistance to vie for grants focused on student recruitment and retention in STEM fields.
A three-year, $825,000 grant is earmarked for SFAz+8, which builds capacity for STEM Pathways in rural Arizona. Eight rural community colleges have committed to establishing a STEM network and improve partnering, program replication and accelerated delivery of STEM Pathways.