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FAMU Engineering students receive grant from National Science Foundation

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 07:39:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — More money is coming to Florida A&M University's College of Engineering.

The college received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help retain their students.

The grant is now funding the second year of newly launched program EESI.

This allowing a multi-year scholarship for up to 60 students.

The money allows us to have scholarships for the students so what we find a lot of times is that students work anywhere from twenty to forty hours off campus in some majors that may be okay but for engineering which is a very difficult major we want them to focus so what better way to have them actually getting paid to learn engineering skill sets," said Charmane Caldwell, Director of student success.

Students in the program say this gives them more time to research and makes them more competitive once they have graduated.