Students at Columbus State University are also preparing for new opportunities after a $3 million grant was awarded to the stem program.
It is a scholar program for students studying science, technology, engineering, and math,
The grant comes from the National Science Foundation and creates the first ever Southwest Georgia Consortium of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation.
The program aims to increase the number of minority student earning degrees in stem fields.
Students selected for the scholar program will receive a stipend as well as mentoring and internship opportunities.