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Rep. Zeldin Announces $998K in STEM Scholarship Support for Stony Brook University

April 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) today announced $998,750 in funding has been granted to Stony Brook University from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding will provide scholarship support for students with an Associate's degree who enroll in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) major at SUNY Stony Brook. The funding will also be used to boost STEM programs in schools and secure a network for students through advisement and other academic support structures.

Congressman Zeldin said, “I am pleased to announce that Stony Brook University has been awarded $998,750 in funding from the National Science Foundation. This funding will help provide much needed financial support for college students, while boosting participation in the STEM field. The study of STEM is the future and expanding access to STEM programs is vitally important.”

“Students transferring to Stony Brook are very well-prepared to succeed at a major public research University, and this NSF award is an incredible resource that will provide opportunities that may not have existed before,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr. MD, President of Stony Brook University. “By providing more STEM educated students an academic experience that includes undergraduate research and career preparation, more doors will open to them to pursue their goals and the big ideas that ultimately will have a transformative impact on our world.”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created by the U.S. Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity, and welfare, and secure our national defense. Congressman Zeldin supported the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015. This law provided $7.463 billion in funding for NSF in FY 2016, which was $119 million more than the year before.