More than 150 Savannah State University students who earned science related scholarships, internships and assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year were recognized at the 2012 Research Scholarship Awards Ceremony held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Student Union.
Students received a grand total of $972,000 in scholarship and internship opportunities from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, among others. Rear Adm. Willie Metts, deputy chief of Tailored Access Operations at the National Security Agency and a 1985 graduate of Savannah State, served as guest speaker at the ceremony.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,500 students select majors from 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in the School of Teacher Education and three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.