GSSM Foundation Receives $12,500 Grant from Lipscomb Family Foundation

May 11, 2007

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation recently received a $12,500 grant from the Lipscomb Family Foundation. This generous contribution will benefit the School’s Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI) – a graduation requirement of all GSSM students.

“Our mission statement centers on the positive development of youth, particularly those living in the Midlands of South Carolina,” said Marshall Foster, executive director of the Lipscomb Family Foundation.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to share in the provision of research experiences for GSSM summer interns. Our board is pleased to play a small part in the excellent education of some of the most exceptional students of the Midlands.”

SPRI is a statewide outreach program designed to pair GSSM’s academically talented students with scientist mentors in research and development labs across the state for a six-week internship in a variety of fields including biomedical, nanotechnology and alternate fuels engineering. Non-GSSM students from other public, private or homeschooled settings also are encouraged to participate following a detailed application process.

Located in Hartsville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is a public, residential high school for academically talented juniors and seniors.

For more information on the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, please contact Jacqulyne Pouncey at 803-252-9152 or [email protected]