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$3.5 M AWARDED TO STEM STUDENTS BY NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

National Science Foundation Scholarships

To expand the diversity for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students were granted with a five year, $3.5 million award by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP). The NELSAMP institute was founded in 2001 which is an alliance of six New England universities including Tufts and North-eastern University. The prime aim behind commencing this institute is to raise the number of STEM graduates to those who are generally understated students in New England. The commencement of NELSAMP has raised the rates of recruitment, retention and graduation for the underrepresented students pursuing STEM courses. The number of registrations has also amplified in the alliance from 1000 students to 3800.

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The funds received from NSF would be utilised by NELSAMP to support minority students by providing them research opportunities, college and pre-college preparations and other graduate courses. The project at NELSAMP will also involve partner schools to participate in the activities and sponsor on campus projects. NELSAMP will be supporting the programs that aim to strengthen on-campus diversities in STEM and are within the alliance. Students in the NELSAMP will be offered opportunities to get involved in the academic bridge programs, peer mentoring, networking event that are conducted in the alliance, research opportunities, conferences and seminars related to STEM, and international research activities. NELSAMP also have plans to conduct research on best practices involved in STEM courses and post college pathways for the registered students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.

 




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