ORCA National Science Foundation 2018 grant participants. (Contributed photo)

ORCA National Science Foundation 2018 grant participants. (Contributed photo)

ORCA uses National Science Foundation grant for geoscience

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is receiving a $333,688 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of college students studying geoscience.

The three-year grant funds summer scientific research opportunities for ORCA students, tuition for summer college classes, travel to scientific conferences and a $1,500 stipend for students who complete the summer program. Students are eligible after their first year in the program.

ORCA is an early college academy for high school students, who can earn up to two years of college credit while completing their high school education.

This is ORCA’s fourth NSF grant, representing an investment of nearly $1 million dollars for the program since 2009.

Learn more at www.everettcc.edu/orca.

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