A Ventura County University received a half million dollar grant for a chemistry research program for students, and is hoping to raise another half million to match it.
The John Stauffer Charitable Trust gave $500,000 to California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, as a challenge grant.
University officials say they’ve already raised another $200,000 towards the match goal.
The money will be used to create an endowment to allow about ten students a year to conduct original research through an eight week summer program.
The funding would also allow them to attend international conferences to present their research findings.
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