The newly renamed Notre Dame of Maryland University has received a grant of $450,000 to award annual scholarships to undergraduates in its Women's College, who are pursuing degrees in physics, mathematics, engineering and computer information systems.
Scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to academically talented undergrads through the university's Pathways to Excellence program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to help train women for careers in high-demand jobs in so-called STEM fields, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Women are traditionally underrepresented in those professions, Notre Dame officials said in a press release.
Notre Dame physics professor Joseph Di Rienzi will lead the Pathways to Excellence program, which will choose up to 10 current or prospective students who meet academic and National Science Foundation eligibility requirements..