Twenty-seven Wesley College students were selected for the Cannon Scholar Program, which provides scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math.
Wesley College was awarded a grant of $600,000 in 2014 to be spent over the course of five years from the National Science Foundation in order to support the scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math programs. Through the science, technology, engineering and math grant programs, Wesley awarded $77,000 to deserving students for the upcoming semester.
Students selected include Faith Balletta, Khadijah Bland, Edward Brandenburg, Jordan Brockwell, Alena Brown, Anthony Calcutta, Kylie Callaway, Aleya Cummings, Amanda Deputy, Matthew Dina, Jayson Feld, Katelynn Fry, Morgan Gannon, Alexis Holland, Christina Hubert, Brian Ireland, Alexander Jean-Francois, Austin Lonski, Austin Pendergast, Osama Mahmoud, Lily Neff, Dinh Ngo, Rachel Piper, Christina Roe, Momina Toseef, Josephine Veeria and Jeremy Wirick.
This program is seeking to increase the number of underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, academically-talented students graduating from Wesley with bachelor degrees in the four STEM areas.
In addition, the program aims at strengthening these students’ preparation for and interest in pursuing a future graduate or professional program thereby increasing the numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of regional and national need.
To receive an annual scholarship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, exhibit academic potential or ability, demonstrate financial need and be a full-time STEM major.
To maintain this scholarship, students must uphold a high GPA and remain a full-time STEM major. Recipients of the scholarship will be involved in a living-learning community, mentoring groups, workshops, peer-tutoring and various co-curricular activities. The Cannon Scholars Program will also help these students find paying positions on campus and encourage their participation in Wesley’s undergraduate research programs. Wesley will offer scholars one-on-one counseling, assessment and review sessions for job readiness, interview skills and resumé writing.