Springfield Technical Community College was only one of 23 community colleges in the country approved for HSI STEM funding this fall – and the only community college in Massachusetts to be approved as lead applicant for an HSI STEM grant.

In total, 102 colleges were approved for HSI STEM funding.

Congressman Richard Neal visited STCC to announce federal grants.

Here are the HSI STEM Awardee statistics for FY ’21:

  • 102 colleges were approved for HSI STEM funding. 
    • Only 23 Community Colleges were approved as lead applicants. 
      • 10 in California
      • 3 in Arizona
      • 3 in Texas
      • 2 in Colorado
      • 1 each in Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York.
  • STCC was the only Community College in Massachusetts to be approved as a lead applicant for an HSI STEM grant.

Terrific work by the grants department in securing this competitive grant!

Here’s a link to the full list of grant awardees.

U.S. Rep Richard Neal came to STCC on Oct. 6 to announce two grants worth more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to boost student success among Latinx and low-income students in STEM fields.