El Paso Community College Reports STEM Education Scholarship Success

El Paso Community College (EPCC), is proud to announce the success of the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program.

“We are proud to share with all of you that our S-STEM Program was able to exceed its original goal to provide educational opportunities to economically and culturally diverse students,” said Dr. Fariba Ansari, Physics Instructor at EPCC. “In a six-year period length and under a friendly environment, our team of professionals was able to reach out students who took advantage of the opportunities offered.”

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since fall of 2011 and has been supporting students’ financial and educational needs.

The first S-STEM scholarship under the title of “Science and Mathematics Success Program” began in August 2011 in the amount of $596,546, by the NSF who sought to give EPCC a fresh start with quality scholarship.

Thanks to the collaboration of participating faculty, counselors, grant office advisors and financial aid officers the program was able to serve a total of 79 students through activities promoting the STEM fields and through financial support.

The S-STEM Program is a collaborative project between EPCC, UTEP and NMSU which helps students stay on track to achieve maximum education.

For more information, visit the S-STEM web page, contact Dr. Fariba Ansari at fansari@epcc.edu or call (915) 831-2627.