MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — A total of $617,500 in federal funding is headed Bridgemont Community and Technical College for scholarships to students in its applied and engineering technology programs.
The funding is from a National Science Foundation program that provides grants to colleges and universities to promote those disciplines. The funding was announced by West Virginia U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall.
Rockefeller said so-called STEM studies offer tremendous promise for young West Virginians, while Manchin said those programs are essential to compete in the global marketplace.
Rahall calls the funding an investment in "young minds."
Bridgeport Community and Technical College is located in Montgomery