Hartnell College has been awarded $185,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in computer science, engineering and mathematics.
The scholarships are available to freshmen attending Hartnell this fall as well as local high school students who are "academically talented" and plan to attend Hartnell, according to Michael Kane, director of Hartnell's Academic Learning Center and MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement) program. Students can be awarded as much as $3,125 per year.
The MESA program provides academic support for Hartnell students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning and major in math, engineering or science. The program recently received the Bellwether Award, a national honor from the University of Florida's Institute of Higher Education that recognizes outstanding and innovative programs that are leading community colleges into the 21st century.
For more information on the National Science Foundation scholarships, contact Michael Kane at (831) 770-6131.