NSF Awards $1M Grant to Support Liberal Arts Science Scholars
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a five-year National Science Foundation grant worth nearly $1 million for the continuation of its Liberal Arts Science (LAS) Scholars program, the largest NSF grant in the University’s history.
The Improving Accessibility of the Liberal Arts Sciences (LAS++) project builds upon the LAS Scholars program, which NSF awarded St. Lawrence nearly $620,000 in 2015 to create. LAS offered scholarships to high-achieving, underrepresented and first-generation students in STEM fields with the aim of improving their retention and graduation. The first cohort of St. Lawrence LAS scholars graduated in 2019, including several graduating summa cum laude, or with highest honors.