Roane State Community College student Corey Stafford works to pay for school.
Any help with costs, he said, is a relief.
Stafford is among the first recipients of $1,250 NASA scholarships awarded to Roane State students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields.
“It helps a lot with books,” he said. “The scholarship relieves a lot of stress.”
Stafford is a pre-engineering major who plans to transfer to Tennessee Tech.