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Georgia Schools Invited to Apply for Lieutenant Governors’ STEM Education Scholarship Program

Burt Jones

 

The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) application period for the third annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship is sponsored by ACT and would award up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally to support STEM-related activities for youth. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2024, with award recipients announced and funded in spring 2024.

“As the child of public school educators, I understand and value the importance of STEM Education in our pre-K – 12 schools,” said Lt. Governor Burt Jones “This Scholarship Program supports STEM-related activities, which are vitally important as we continue to prioritize innovative programs to grow Georgia’s workforce and educate future Generations of Georgians.”

NLGA will award twelve scholarships to twelve schools in twelve different states and territories, worth $10,000 total. The Scholarship Program is administered by NLGA, the nonpartisan, nonprofit association for the nation’s seconds-in-command, and sponsored by ACT, the education and career readiness nonprofit.

“ACT is proud to once again sponsor this program,” ACT CEO Janet Godwin said. “ACT data shows that the current state of STEM readiness is cause for serious concern. ACT is uniquely poised to meet this moment, and working alongside NLGA, we are committed to ensuring that all students leave high school prepared to enter a world of evolving postsecondary and work opportunities, including through access to a high-quality STEM education.”

All public, private, and tribal schools in the 50 states and five U.S. territories are invited to apply at nlga.awardsplatform.com. Funding will be awarded to schools to support STEM-related activities, programming, curriculum, equipment, and other expenses.

“The need for increased educational opportunities in STEM is non-partisan and an area of consensus for the nation’s lieutenant governors,” said NLGA Executive Director Julia Brossart. “NLGA has adopted STEM Education as a pillar of work for the association on behalf of Members, who know the importance of educating students in STEM to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Additional information on the STEM Scholarship Program, including instructions for applying, can be found at https://nlga.us/strategies/nlga-state-strategies-in-stem/

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