Lindenwood University will offer $5,000 scholarships to three high school seniors with winning projects in the upcoming St. Charles Regional Science Fair. The renewable scholarships will be extended to fair winners who plan to pursue degrees as science teachers.
The regional fair, which will be sponsored in part by Partners for Progress, will be held March 12-17 and will consist of Science Fair winners in kindergarten through 12th grade from schools throughout St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties.
Last year, the fair included more than 700 students from St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. Students from Warren County will be included in the regional fair for the first time this year; home school students may also participate.
“I am ecstatic at the opportunity to award these grants to students who are interested in science,” said Joe Parisi, executive director of undergraduate admissions at Lindenwood. “Placing in the top three in these science fairs is extremely impressive.”
Partners for Progress is a group of local business leaders who seek to facilitate positive action in a variety of areas, including education, in St. Charles County.
“Education, particularly in the areas of science and math, is a top priority for the Partners for Progress,” said Greg Prestemon, president of Partners for Progress. “As one of the members of Partners for Progress, Lindenwood University is really stepping up as a leader in that effort by providing these generous scholarships to winners of the Regional Science Fair.”
Most individual school science fairs take place between January and March. For information on participating in your school’s science fair, please contact your school.