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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Awards $15K To Morgan State University STEM Scholar Mikayla Harris

Morgan State University students continue to breed excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Mikayla Harris — a senior from the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) — was awarded $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) for 2021, Morgan State University announced. “I wanted to apply to represent Morgan State as well as Black women in STEM,” said Harris. “There is not enough biomedical research that includes Black people, people of color and other minority groups.” Harris is Morgan State University’s second consecutive scholar to win the highly competitive Astronaut Scholarship. In a nationwide selection, 60 top junior and senior STEM students across 44 universities were awarded the scholarship. According to Morgan News, ASF was founded in 1984 to “aid the U.S. in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing degrees in those fields.”...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 24, 2021