NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded 40 individuals fellowships and scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
MUREP's mission is to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
The Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship was awarded to 30 students, while 10 students received the MUREP scholarship. The fellowship provides as much as $45,000 annually for as many as three years, and includes tuition offset, student stipend, and a research experience at a NASA center. It addresses NASA's mission-specific workforce needs and supports the development of the future STEM workforce through the increased number of master's and doctorate degrees awarded to women, ethnic minorities and disabled people in STEM disciplines, according to a news release.
The MUREP scholarship provides a stipend worth as much $9,000 and $6,000 more for a 10-week internship at a NASA center. These scholarships support women, ethnic minorities and disabled students pursuing STEM degrees and enables them to augment their academic learning with technical collaborations and professional development.
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