Pace provides STEM Camp scholarships for girls, boys

Pace Community Action Agency Inc. is expanding its STEM (Science,

Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Camp scholarship program to

include girls and boys from Daviess, Greene, Knox and Sullivan

counties.

In the past they've hosted a boys’ program, Boys and Beyond, but due

to COVID-19 are postponing that with the option for boys to receive

the STEM Camp scholarships.

There are a variety of camps in this area that provide hands-on

technology activities for youth. Camp options vary from day to

overnight and the camps do not have to be located in our service

delivery. Scholarships are Pace’s way of making sure that financial

issues do not stop individuals from attending STEM camps.

Interested individuals should identify a camp of interest and complete

the STEM Camp application on our website at www.pacecaa.org. Financial

reimbursement may include the cost of the camp and mileage to and from

the camp. Apply as soon as possible as there are a limited number of

scholarship payments available. After applications are received,

individuals will be notified if they are accepted as a scholarship

recipient.

Consistent with our mission of improving the community and encouraging

self-reliance, these scholarships help children and teens learn skills

in STEM related fields. STEM related careers are one of the

fastest-growing fields in the job industry with above average pay.

According to STEM Occupations: Past, Present, and Future by the U.S.

Bureaus of Labor Statistics, the average wage for STEM occupations is

$87,570, nearly double the national average wage for non-STEM

occupations.

Dr. Bertha Proctor, Pace CEO, comments on this program, “These

scholarships are a valuable way we can help ensure that all kids have

access to a variety of educational experiences. We are excited ito be

able to offer this program to the community."

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