NRCC receives funds for STEM students


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NRCC receives funds for STEM students 2New River Community College recently received a Micron Opportunity Fund gift through the efforts of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The Micron Opportunity Fund helps to remove barriers to student success for all students.

NRCC’s Educational Foundation will receive $4,600 to support the college’s work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related programs.

The funds received can be allotted to support tuition, fees, books, and required materials/supplies, as well as other cost-of-attendance expenses not covered by traditional financial aid, such as transportation, child care, and basic needs to assist students in remaining on a path to college completion. Awards of up to $500 will be made to students in need through NRCC’s student resource advisor and student resource specialist.

STEM programs offered at NRCC include computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, electronics, engineering design technology, information technology, instrumentation and control automation technology, machine technology, cybersecurity, automotive, and mechatronics.

For more information, contact the NRCC Educational Foundation at (540) 674-3618 or [email protected]


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