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
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
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
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."