The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a grant to support low-income students who pursue degrees in so-called STEM fields.
The school is receiving $300,000 from the National Science Foundation. The money will pay for mentoring programs, as well as on-the-job training for students majoring in science, technology, and math.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced the funding, saying it will help address the state’s growing need for advanced manufacturing workers.
The project will be in collaboration with the Community College System of New Hampshire, local businesses, and the state Department of Business and Economic Affairs.