Missouri S&T receives $376,000 grant from U.S. Steel for

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On February 18, 2008

The United States Steel Foundation recently
announced that it has awarded a total of $376,000 in grant money to Missouri
University of Science and Technology. The funds are designated for scholarships
in the following areas: $200,000 for computer and engineering disciplines,
$96,000 for minorities in computer and engineering disciplines and $80,000 for
women in computer and engineering

“Missouri S&T has a well-earned reputation
for developing top-flight talent in a variety of disciplines and is
particularly well-known for its technology, engineering and metallurgical
science programs, all of which have produced graduates that have made a
significant impact at U.S. Steel,” says Susan Suver, vice president of human
resources at U. S. Steel. “This scholarship grant reaffirms our company’s
commitment to helping colleges and universities like Missouri S&T develop
the diverse talents and skills of students who will one day be key contributors
in the workforce of the

In order to be eligible for one of these
scholarships, students currently enrolled at Missouri S&T must maintain a
grade-point average of at least 2.75. The scholarships will be awarded to
selected students who are entering the junior year of a four-year program or
the fourth year of a five-year program. Eligible disciplines vary by

“We are grateful for the generosity of the
United States Steel Foundation,” says Missouri S&T Chancellor John F.
Carney III. “These scholarships will help our students make important
contributions to society as future scientists and

Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., United States Steel
Corporation is the largest integrated steel company headquartered in the United
States and the fifth largest steelmaker in the world. The company produces
high-quality, value-added steel sheet and tubular products at facilities in the
United States, Canada and Central Europe. The United States Steel Foundation
was formed in 1953 to provide support for educational, scientific, charitable,
civic, cultural and health needs on behalf of United States Steel Corporation.
Since its formation, the foundation has made grants totaling more than $244

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