More bright, low-income kids can study at CTY on scholarship, develop their interests in STEM fields, and expand their opportunities for college access, thanks to a generous grant from the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation.
The $750,000 grant makes it possible for 30 academically talented, low-income, underrepresented minority students from Los Angeles, New York, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. to become Toyota STEM CTY Scholars. Starting in 2015, these students will spend their high school years pursuing challenging CTY course work, working with a CTY educational advisor, and receiving guidance and support throughout the college admissions process.
The Toyota STEM CTY Scholars program is designed to narrow the achievement gap in science, math, and engineering fields and expand opportunities for academically advanced, low-income, underrepresented minority students. It is part of the successful CTY Scholars Program, which has enrolled 674 students nationally since 2004.