Awards for Outstanding Mentoring of Underrepresented Students in STEM Disciplines
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The program was created to identify and recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed outstanding efforts mentoring and enhancing participation of individuals (including persons with disabilities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM disciplines and professions. The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the awards program on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Each Presidential Awardee receives a certificate signed by the President of the United States and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees are honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
Deadlines: December 18, 2020, for nominations; January 24, 2021, for applications
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