SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio college is granting students the opportunity to obtain a higher education in science.

Next month, Palo Alto College will begin recruiting 13 students to take part in a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarship program.

Next January, the scholarships will be awarded through a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

This is the first time the Alamo college is receiving funds from the NSF, and it's a chance the school couldn't pass up.

"That's the whole focus of this national science foundation grant is supporting our existing students, providing them with scholarship assistance but also with additional academic support activities,” said Dr. Mike Flores, the college’s president.

College leaders say a fifth of its student body is already interested in pursuing STEM degrees.

For more information on the new program, visit


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