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Jason Sammut, a recent graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been selected to receive a coveted NSF Scholarship.

The program is the country’s oldest graduate fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.

NSF Graduate Research Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution,) opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. 

“It is exciting to see so many of our outstanding students getting these exceptionally prestigious and increasingly competitive awards,” said Thomas Jeitschko, dean of the Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education. “We are very pleased with their success and are proud of how their accomplishments reflect well on graduate level research initiatives at MSU.” 

“I want to congratulate the students and their faculty mentors,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College. “The commitment of these students to research will undoubtedly lead to discoveries that have the potential to transform lives across the globe.”