Governor Patrick announces scholarships to 800 Massachusetts students pursuing high-demand careers

Governor Deval Patrick joined Education Secretary Matthew Malone, Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland, UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and 100 students to announce the Commonwealth’s new High-Demand scholarships, awarded to students pursuing careers for which the state has an urgent need for skilled talent. The Commonwealth’s knowledge-based economy relies on a high-knowledge, well-skilled workforce for continued growth, and these scholarships will help ensure that Massachusetts has the talent needed to remain competitive in the 21st century. Continue reading

Lieutenant Governor Murray announces funding to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced $140,000 in competitive grants to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives for three Regional STEM Networks in Massachusetts. Among the state’s seven Regional STEM Networks, the three awards supported by the state’s STEM Pipeline Fund include $39,780 to the Pioneer Valley STEM Network, $57,037 to the Boston STEM Network, and $43,183 to the Northeast STEM Network. The Boston STEM Network’s proposal was also submitted in partnership with the MetroWest, Northeast and Central STEM Networks. Continue reading