Lake-Sumter State College nursing students Kimberly Ball, Amber Chaney, and Damaris Wells were among 51 exceptional students named 2017 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation.
They each received a $3,500 scholarship to cover their education costs.
“The nursing program at Lake-Sumter State College provides high-quality instruction leading to well-prepared nurses, and we are happy that the hard work of Kimberly, Amber, and Damaris is being recognized in this way,” Dr. Douglas Wymer, vice president of academic affairs of LSSC, says in a press release. “Nurses and other health program graduates are in great demand in our local community. As a good community partner, we work hard to provide an educated workforce to meet that demand.”
Jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields are projected to grow at nearly double the rate of non-STEM occupations, according to LSSC.