Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-05-02.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                    OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                      OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                             CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: 1-12-05-0027                                                                      Page 1 of 1

         This matter originated from a proactive review of Scholarships in Science, Technology,
         Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) awards to community colleges. Upon review of initial
         documentation received from one of the institutions 1 receiving S-STEM awards, it appeared that
         approximately 51% of the scholarships awarded were to students who did not meet the eligibility
         requirements for the scholarships.

         Subsequent investigation, which included conducting a site-visit to the institution, interviewing
         relevant program and financial administrators, and reviewing student scholarship files, revealed
         that all of the students that received the NSF-funded scholarships were, in fact, eligible to receive
         them. We recommended to the college that it improve the administration of its student
         scholarship files.

         Accordingly, this investigation is closed.


NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)