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Hood College receives $1.45 million grant

The Frederick News-Post

July 7, 2017

 

Hood College will establish a new STEM program in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools and Frederick Community College thanks to a grant it is set to receive.

The college was selected for a $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program is an initiative designed to encourage and support talented STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 math and science teachers.

The money will set up the Noyce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teacher Education Partnership, called Hood N-STEP, which is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified STEM teachers who are skilled in culturally relevant practices and have a desire to teach in high-needs schools, especially in the Frederick community.

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