HOLLAND, Mich. – Hope College is adding a new scholars program, thanks to a major donation by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation of Midland.
The STEM Scholars program—STEM is shorthand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics—will begin next fall with 24 incoming freshmen. The scholars will live in the same residence hall, share courses and become immersed in socially relevant research projects.
The $3 million gift from the Dow Foundation will endow the program in perpetuity, with a new cohort of students entering each year.
“The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation’s trans formative gift will benefit Hope students for generations to come,” said Hope College President John C. Knapp.