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 2 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. 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
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)