College Announces New Scholarships for Women in STEM

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Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) has announced a new program to help and inspire women in the scientific community.

The college introduced the Women in STEM Academy and Scholarship program on Monday that is aimed to support women pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The academy will be open to all women pursuing a stem degree and a corresponding scholarship will not only give 20 aspiring women a $1,000 scholarship, but personalized advising, along with career and academic support.

It's a program the college hopes will give women in science more recognition and encouragement.

"We had to do more, it was an underrepresented population and I think that that goes back and kinda pushes its way down even into middle school," said RCGC President Dr. Frederick Keating. "So we're doing what we can to kinda change that image, change that perception and I'm now standing here surrounded by a very talented group of young women who are going to enter in or are in the STEM field."

The Women in Stem Academy will have a heavy focus on mentoring at both a peer and professional level to help grow a community of women supporting other women.

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