Earth sciences studies will receive 5% of the funds for the 137 Young Scholars projects funded by the National Science Foundation for 1989. NSF has budgeted $7 million for this second year of the Young Scholars Program. More than 4700 high-ability secondary school students (grades 8–12) will participate.
The 68 projects that NSF supported in 1988 will again be funded. Four of the 69 new projects are in Earth sciences; for example, the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research in Moscow, Idaho, will take ten students for 8 weeks of research on the Juneau ice fields in Alaska.