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Faulkner receives STEM Scholarship


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.—Amanda Faulkner was honored, during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27, as one of three UC recipients of a 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Scholarship. She was also recognized as a student of High Honor and as a member of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2008-2009.

This is the second year that Faulkner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Faulkner of Barbourville, has received a STEM scholarship. A senior chemistry major, she is also a member of Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national honor society for mathematics students, and of Zeta Gamma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society.

The STEM Scholarship provides $6000 per year through a grant from the NSF, whose aim is to encourage more talented students to major in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. The scholarship program is funded by U.S. greencard fees, in an effort to “homegrow” our own scientists and technical workers so that U.S. companies will not have to import them.