Schools encouraged to apply for up to $1K to support STEM-related activities for students

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez today announced that the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) has opened the application period for the annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program, which awards up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally to support STEM-related activities for youth. Applications will be accepted until May 1, with award recipients being announced in August.

This announcement builds on the investments in Gov. Tony Evers’ 2023–25 biennial budget proposal to support Wisconsin kids and K–12 schools across the state, including important investments to bolster Wisconsin’s financial literacy, mathematics, and computer science education.

“From our youngest learners to students getting ready to graduate from high school, quality STEM education plays a critical role in our kids’ ability to adapt to the changing world around them,” said Lt. Gov. Rodriguez. “We also know that STEM education helps equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century workforce. This scholarship program is a great way to help schools provide vital STEM-related activities and to get more students excited about the ever-expanding opportunities available to them in STEM fields.”

All public, private, and Tribal schools in the 50 states and five U.S. territories are invited to learn more and apply at Funding will be awarded to schools to support STEM-related activities, programming, curriculum, equipment, and other expenses.