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Group endorses STEM scholarship, scholars program

The New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education, a diverse group of New Hampshire business, education and public policy leaders, has endorsed two education initiatives and agreed to consider the future endorsement of three additional initiatives.

The group agreed to endorse a $500,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarship program and the New Hampshire Scholars Program, which is in 64 New Hampshire high schools.

The coalition will work with the Community College System of New Hampshire on a concept to bring educators and employers together to meet future labor market needs. The coalition will also work with a group of private business leaders on a unique proposal to attract high school students to pursue computer science degrees at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester. Lastly, the coalition is encouraged by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s exploration of a STEM inventory throughout the state.

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