The Evergreen STEM Scholarship Fund application through the Northern New York Community Foundation is now available to juniors attending high school in St. Lawrence County.
The scholarship was established by Massena natives and Gouverneur residents Charles and Higouhi Owens to inspire high school students to pursue continued studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) areas. The fund will award up to $30,000 in scholarships this year. Last year, ten students from nine St. Lawrence County high schools each received a $3,000 scholarship towards their first year in college.
“Because of the generosity of a St. Lawrence County couple, this unique program offers students a jump start on solidifying their plans to enter a career in the STEM fields. Both the donors and we are optimistic that we will see a strong pool of candidates for this year’s awards,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.