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Feb 6, 2024

Fairmont State’s Visit to State Capitol Sets Important Affairs in Motion

Fairmont State President Dr. Mike Davis and a delegation of students, faculty and staff visited the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston on January 29. During the visit House representatives, senators and even Governor Jim Justice met with those visiting from the University to discuss important initiatives Fairmont State is taking for students and the community. To commemorate the day, January 29, 2024 was officially recognized as Fairmont State University Day at the West Virginia Legislature by the House and Senate.

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Jan 17, 2024

Fairmont State University Receives Funding through NASA IV&V ERC Partnership

Fairmont State University has received a grant totaling $2,548,265 over the next five years from the Katherine Johnson NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) to extend the existence of the Education Resource Center (ERC). These funds represent the continuation of a collaborative relationship between the two agencies spanning over 20 years.

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Jan 8, 2024

High achieving WV students encouraged to apply for presidential scholarship—Deadline Feb. 1

Each fall and winter, Fairmont State University offers West Virginia seniors an opportunity to apply for their premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Scholarship. Through a highly competitive process, twenty students will be invited to campus to compete for the scholarship. All applicants invited to campus will receive an academic scholarship, with three students being named McClain Scholars. McClain Scholars will receive tuition and fees, room and board for on-campus students, and a $500 per semester book scholarship for the on-campus Bound for Success Bookstore. The McClain Scholarship will cover up to four years (eight semesters) for the selected three students, estimated at approximately $80,000 per student.

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Jan 2, 2024

Fairmont State Receives Grant to Fund STEM Research Program

Fairmont State University has been awarded $22,055 each year for three years in grant funding from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Science, Technology & Research (STaR) Division’s Summer/Semester Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. This award will fund undergraduate-led research within Fairmont State’s College of Science and Technology and other campus departments with related research opportunities.

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