P&HCC receives $5,000 grant to help students in STEM programs

Southside Virginia News

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The STEM programs at Patrick & Henry Community College are getting quite a boost to help support students who are majoring in these programs.

The community college’s foundation received a $5,000 grant for science, technology, engineering, and math-related programs. The grant could help students pay for some college expenses such as textbooks, supplies, transportation, or childcare.

“For many of our students, unexpected expenses can be make-or-break in their college journey. A flat tire, a change in job hours that require them to pay for additional childcare, or any number of things can hinder a student’s completion,” said Tiffani Underwood the Director of the P&HCC Foundation. “Grants like the Micron Opportunity Fund really make a big difference to help give students the little extra bump they need to keep going.”

The Micron Opportunity Fund and Virginia Foundation for Community College Education helped provide the money for the grant. Micron helps provide support to universities to inspire people to become innovators and leaders, according to the company’s website.

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