New Grant Will Bring Second Wave of NSF Scholars

National Science Foundation Grant Will Support Second Cohort of Marist Tech Majors

POUGHKEEPSIE (Sept. 23, 2013) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Marist College a five-year, $625,000 grant to recruit and retain Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology and Systems (ITS) majors.  Full scholarships, including tuition, room and board, will be provided to a cohort of 13 academically-talented students with financial need, who will enter Marist as freshmen for the Fall 2014 semester. 

School of Computer Science and Mathematics faculty will personally recruit at high schools around the country to assemble the cohort, emphasizing the program’s low student-to-faculty ratio, access to Marist’s advanced technology platform, and an extensive support network of advisors and mentors both at Marist and at its many Fortune 500 corporate partners, which also provide access to internships and applied research opportunities.

This award comes as a like cohort of CS and ITS majors, supported by a 2009 NSF grant, enters its senior year at Marist.

Earlier this year, the College and Goldman Sachs Gives announced the Goldman Sachs-Duet Family Technology Scholarship Fund, which will fund three additional full scholarships with the same structure and mission as the NSF scholarships, also for students entering Marist as freshmen in the Fall of 2014.