Goshen College has announced recipients of the new Leaf Scholarships for 2013-14. The Leaf Scholarships are made possible by a new five-year grant of $598,000 donated by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The scholarship will support academically talented first-generation college students that are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The recipients of the Leaf Scholarships, upon enrollment at Goshen College, are:
- Josue De La Rosa, son of Jorge De La Rosa and Carina Conteras of Bristol, Ind. He will graduate this year from Northridge High School, and plans to study biology.
- Fabian Lopez, son of Antonio and Terry Lopez of Osceola, Ind. He will graduate this year from Penn High School, and plans to study chemistry or biology at Goshen College.
The recipients will receive a four-year scholarship of up to $40,000 total and participate in group activities to ensure their academic and professional success.
In addition to Goshen College, NSF has awarded the STEM fund to seven colleges in Indiana: Butler University, DePauw University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary’s College. The NSF provides more information about this program on their website.
“We are pleased to have this assistance in seeking to recruit and retain more students in the sciences from groups which are traditionally underrepresented, and to help prepare them to make significant contributions to the world,” said Academic Dean Anita Stalter.
-By Becca Kraybill