The number of students enrolling in upper division STEM-related programs at UNC Pembroke has increased nearly three times faster than the increase in total upper division enrollment in the last five years.

Those numbers are expected to continue climbing thanks in part to a $999,978 S-STEM (Scholarships in STEM) grant from the National Science Foundation.

The funding will provide scholarships to support 30 students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in biology or chemistry over five years, beginning spring 2020. There will be three cohorts of 10 students.

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Originally published Aug. 23, 2019.