|UNC receives $1.3 million award for undergraduate research opportunities|
|Thursday, May 20, 2010|
Among the most vexing challenges facing scientists today is diversifying the ranks of the research community.
Now, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will encourage some students in its Carolina Covenant Scholars Program to pursue biomedical research.
The award to UNC is one of dozens of new grants announced by the institute totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.
The Carolina Covenant is part of UNC’s commitment to making college possible for qualified students regardless of their financial means. Eligible low-income students who are admitted to the University can enroll without worrying about how they will pay for it. The program also includes academic and personal support services to help Covenant Scholars make the most of their college experience and succeed in completing their undergraduate degree.
For more information on the institute’s awards, go to: HHMI awards $79 million for science education to research universities, top scientists
For more information on UNC’s award, go to: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: