Bellarmine receives $600,000 federal grant - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Bellarmine receives $600,000 federal grant

Posted: Updated:
Rep. John Yarmuth presented the federal grant money to Bellarmine President Joseph J. McGowan. Rep. John Yarmuth presented the federal grant money to Bellarmine President Joseph J. McGowan.
The Bellarmine University Campus The Bellarmine University Campus

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – At a time when most colleges and universities across the country are seeing a cut in their federal funding, Louisville's independent Bellarmine University received good financial news from Washington on Monday in the form of a federal grant.

Congressman John Yarmuth presented Bellarmine President Dr. Joseph J. McGowan with a check for $600,000 from the National Science Foundation. The money will be used to help financially strapped students who want to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

"Grants like this one support our work to keep Louisville's best young minds here regardless of a young scholar's financial circumstances," said McGowan.

Congressman Yarmuth admitted federal funding for universities and colleges has declined, but he said the National Science Foundation receives both public and private money.

The grant money will be broken down into 20 separate four-year scholarships which will be available to students pursuing careers in the sciences beginning next fall.

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.