May. 22, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program has awarded a $1.5M grant to the Supporting Ecology and Data Science (EDS) Scholars program at St. Edward’s University. 

Beginning in the Fall of 2023 and for the next six years, four-year scholarships of up to $10,000 per year will be provided for three cohorts of seven to 10 students (~24 students total), with eligible recipients majoring in one of five majors: mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, environmental biology and climate change or environmental science and policy.

This $1.5M grant will benefit selected students through academic support, housing assistance, paid research opportunities, paid conference travel, experiential learning at the Wild Basin Creative Research Center, mentoring opportunities and much more!

About the EDS Scholars Program

The EDS Scholars Program at St. Edward’s provides a pathway for low-income, academically talented students to achieve career and financial upward mobility through equipping them with in-demand skills for ecology and data science, providing targeted cohorting and mentoring, and facilitating nature-based recreation and co-curricular activities.

About St. Edward’s University:

St. Edward’s University is a private university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in the state and offers more than 55 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city.  St. Edward’s has been recognized for 20 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s remains in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 4th consecutive year.