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Urban Students Receive Math and Science Scholarships


Dr. Bernard Harris Jr.

WASHINGTON–Four high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to receive the 2015 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship. The students have been chosen from several hundred applicants across the country for their academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement.

The scholarship is now in its sixth year, and was created by former NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., the first African American to walk in space, and ExxonMobil, in order to assist and encourage promising students of diverse backgrounds, who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, officials said.

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