NACME Scholars Program
NACME is responsible for more than $4 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority students. Through the NACME Scholars Program, NACME provides block grants to colleges and universities that, in turn, give the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs as part of their financial aid packages.
The program was created to achieve the following goals:
- Provide financial support to minority engineering students who have demonstrated financial need.
- Leverage NACME’s partnerships with academic institutions to increase the retention-to-graduation rate of all minority engineering students enrolled at those schools.
- Increase the capacity and capability of academic partner institutions to recruit, admit, retain, educate, and graduate minority engineering students.
To be eligible students must enroll in an engineering program at a partner university, maintain a minimum required GPA (varying from 2.5 – 2.8)
Academic institutions that wish to participate in the NACME Scholars program must demonstrate a commitment to underrepresented minority student success that is evidenced in their recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of African American, American Indian, and Latino engineering students.
Participating universities and colleges enter into a five-year partnership, that is reviewed annually to compare institutional performance against established enrollment and graduation goals. NACME expects evidence of continuous improvement toward parity. Such indicators of success would include in the aggregate rising GPAs, reduction in retention rate between NACME scholars and comparison group (e.g., other minority engineering students or non-minority engineering students), and stable or decreasing time to degree.
For more information about the NACME Scholars program or to become a partner, please email email@example.com.
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