Low income high-achieving students in the Yakima Valley will benefit from a big grant from the National Science Foundation given to Heritage University in Toppenish. The grant will be used to support the students who major in stem fields at Heritage and Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon. A news release says "the grant will fund a program titled Engagement Achievement and Graduation for Low-income Students, or “EAGLES,” and will provide scholarships to cover tuition for at least 116 students in STEM majors, including environmental science, engineering, ecology, chemistry, and biology at both campuses."

The EAGLES program at HU and PSU will begin in September of this year and run through September 2024.