NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 110070033 Page 1 of 1 This investigation initiated from a proactive review 1 of institutions that received funding to provide scholarship payments under the S-STEM program. We identified an organization2 for further review due to a lack of reporting on student performance and indications students did not meet eligibility requirements for scholarship payments under the award conditions. We substantiated that the organization provided scholarship payments to individuals who did not meet award eligibility requirements relating to financial need and course enrollment. The organization returned $98,500 to NSF as a result of the incorrect scholarship payments and implemented new policies to confirm student eligibility and track scholarship payments. Accordingly, this investigation is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-10-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)