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St. Cloud State University Receives Grant To Fund Scholarships

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05/22/2015 - 11:10 AM

St. Cloud State University Receives Grant To Fund Scholarships

St. Cloud State University received a grant worth $614,000 dollars to offer as scholarships to students.

The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation, a top federal agency supporting non-medical science and engineering research and education.

St. Cloud State will offer scholarships to 45 students studying Information Assurance, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. Students are encouraged to apply for a two-year scholarship of up to $12,000 beginning August 1. To be eligible, students must meet application requirements

The grant was secured by Computing and Engineering Scholarship Program collaborators including Professor Susathana Herath, Professor Jayantha Herath and Associate Professor Mahbub Hossain. 

Stearns County Sheriff's Office and St. Cloud Police Department To Apply For Grant

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05/22/2015 - 11:00 AM

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and St. Cloud Police Department are planning to apply for a Justice Assistance Grant.

Sheriff John Sanner says the grant is worth $28,911 and will be split between the two offices if awarded the funds. The Sheriff’s Office has plans to buy audio and video equipment to promote interview rooms. The Police Department intends to purchase a computerized fingerprint system and crime prevention educational materials.

People are invited to comment on the grant and how the money should be spent by sending an email to