Graduating Scholars 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Special thanks to all $20.17 donors in honor of the Class of 2017. Join them.

 

Maria Abizeid
Dustin Abnos
Isael Abreu
Joshua Adegboye
Paul Akande
Tori Allen
Carley Amador
Raul Amaya
Carlos Anaya
Sierra Anderson
Celia Andrade
Melania Antillon
Antonio Anzaldua
Alex Anzar
Andre Arguelles
Paola Armada Rodriguez
Muse Artan
Andrew Artzer
Tiffany Ascancio
Valeria Aucapina
Pedro Avalos
Emanuel Azcona
Gehovanny Baez
Kwadwo Banahene
Cesar Barraza
Victor Bassey
Bryan Beider
Valeria Bejarano
Homero Benavides
Raven Benfield
James Bennett
Colin Bitsoie
Andrea Blanco
Shadae Boakye-Yiadom
Avvery Boyd
Phillip Braden
Sammie Bush
Abbigail Caballero
Deva Cabezon
George Cairo
Jennifer Camacho
Denisse Camacho Garcia
Hawa Camara
Catherine Canetti
Israel Casillas
Jason Cassera
Andrew Castillo
Roxanne Castillo
Sierra Castillo
Jorge Cervantes
Jorge Cisternas
Theodore Clough
Jaelyn Coleman
Brooke Colon
Maria Cortes Ruiz
Clayton Crews
Alant'E Dancy
Wilson Darko
Lionel Davis
Alexander Douglas
Simantha Douglas
Max Dubois
Maia Dupree
Rafael Duran
Jacob Durrah
Armando Esquivel
Julie-Ann Evans
Jonathan Faringthon
Kevin Felix
Mario Flores
Maria Fonseca
Lezeh Foy
Lezeh Foy
Shiloh Fraijo
Shiloh Fraijo
Daniel Franken
Nicole Friend
Stephen Frimpong
Ulises Fuentes
Jennifer Gamboa
Daniela Gil
Rolf Gilet
Ahriben Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez
Damian Gonzalez
Luis Granizo
Patrick Grant
Vashti Green
Gary Green Ii
Valeria Grisales
David Guerrero
Katherine Guillen
Norman Hamilton
Azia Harris-Martin
Paige Harvey
Rinnell Hazel
Taylor Heavirland
Nestor Hernandez
Jermaine Hickles-Benton
Jasmin Hill
Jasmin Hill
Jared Hoffman
Shakira Ibrahim
Matias Iribarren
Jordan Jackson
Daliza Jeffrey
Liban Jibril
Ramon Jimenez
Shamariah Jointer
Micaela Kapp
Erik Kleinman
Linda Komnang Liezu
Dayna Larsen
Marco Antonio Ledesma
Jacob Ledesma
Hector Leon-Valero
Wayne Lester
Angelica Llerena
Natalie Lopez
Fernando Lopez Ramos
Roberto Macias
Dayana Manganese
St.Ennah Manson
Juan Marquez
Pedro Marquez
Salomon Martinez
Andres Martinez
Mariana Martinez
Edgardo Matias Caamano
Nathaniel Mayberry
Leo Mcafee
Marguerite Mcdaniel
Brandon C. Mcgee
Michael Mcleod
Denise Medina Almora
Matthew Mendez
Mario Mendoza
Christopher Mendoza
Jose Mireles
Andres Monterrosas
Khalif Moore-Stevenson
Aubriana Morris
Ryant Mosby
Damian Najera
Juan Navarrete
Ley Nezifort
Eric Obermuller
Daisy Ojeda
David Olazaba
Rogelio Onadarza, Jr.
Nwabueze Onuorah
Thomas Opia
Jesus Ortiz-Tovar
Ruth Pagan Santos
Wilson Pena Lopez
Holly Pendexter
Benjamin Pennant
Eliana Peralta
Aldo Perez
Andrew Peterson
Juan Pham
Robert Poindexter
Javon Pool
Manuel Porrata-Arbona
Raymundo Preciado
Ambria Quick
Yamilex Quintana Melendez
Anthony Ramirez
Calogero Ramirez
Phabjan Rangel Rojas
Marcos Raymundo
Danielle Render
Paulina Renteria
Jacqueline Reyes
Alexandra Rodriguez
Gabriel Rodriguez
Veronica Rodriguez-Chavarria
Zandra Rojo
Julian Rozo
Nicolas Ruiz
Julia Lisa Saenz
Ernesto Salcedo
Bethany Sarabia
Jose Saucedo
Stephen Scheuerman
Katrina Shurley
Evan Smith
Alexis Smoot
Kevin Smoot
Jose Soler
Jade Sorrell
Emily Spencer
Briana Steele
Daphne Straley
Tinsaye Sume
Eyob Tadesse
Tyler Thiel
Kevin Thompson
Marasia Tickles
Paola Torres
Christopher Tossas
Herman Touvoli
Mattias Turner
Christopher Valadez
Jose Valdes
Eulises Valdovinos
Mike Valentin
Allan Valiente
David Vallejo
William Valverde Jr.
Brandon Vazquez
Viviana Vela
Kalif Walker
Mark Waters
Mack Weaver
Robert Whitaker
Austin G. Williams
Jasmine Williams
Aaron Zahoran
Fernando Zuniga
Andre Agosto Quinones
Ricardo Aguilar
Austin Alberts
Cesar Alvarado
Chevonne Anderson
Terrell Anderson
Nicholas Andrews
Joceyln Argueta
Edwin Augustin
Joshua Barker
Breanna Bell
Alejandra Belmont
Alyssa Bienes
Seth Bills
Martin Bonilla
Keniel Brown
Matthew Brown
Natalie Burges
Nyjia Butler
Xavier Cabrera
Michael Cardoza
Israel Carreon
Ricardo Castro Rodriguez
Jonathan Cedeno Reyes
Juan Chang Liang
Jorge Colon Lazu
Jorge Colon Llera
Trenaty Cooper
Julian Covos
Stephen Cross
Daniel Cruz
Sederick Dawkins
Nephthalie Delcy
Alexander Diaz Crescioni
Manuel Diaz Hernandez
Kevini Dos Santos
Zachary Ellis
Alexandra Emily
Hector Feliciano Rivera
Giuseppe Feo
Victor Fernandez-Kim
Gabriel Figueroa Rodriguez
Justin Franco
Diego Fung
Analuisa Garcia
David Garcia
Gabriel Garcia
Miguel Garcia
Jake Gibson
Luis Daniel Gomez
Maxwell Gordon
Alritia Gore
Lynnora Grant
Alberto Guadalupe Gonzalez
Andrews Guadron
Jeffrey Guillory
Marshawna Guillory
Enrique Gutierrez
Emily Gutierrez
Luum Habtemariam
Aleshia Hector
Tyler Henricksen
Jason Holmes
Lauren Hutson
Martha Iduate Nunez
Mauricio Iglesias
Jordan Jackson
Bryan Jimenez Rodriguez
Jasmin Jones
Ethan Katz
Preston Kelley
Julia Langewis
Steven Lebron
Breanna Lee
Elizabeth Lezama
Jorge Lopez Cedeno
Kenneth Ludizaca
Tajeda Luis Manuel
Andrea Luna
Ryan Manley
Devin Manning
Daniel Mansilla
Stefani Maris
Kerwin Martir Torres
Ardraya Mccoy
James Mendez
Enrique Mendez Cuevas
Daniel Miles
Davis Millan Garcia
Nelson Miranda Lopez
Hector Miranda Ocasio
Jalynn Moll
Andrea Moreno
Carlos Morillo
Jamie Murray
Khai Muse
Yolani Negron Rivera
Madeline Nivar
James Norvil
Christina Ochoa
Ufuomaefe Ogbe
Maximillian Orobia
Kristofer Oubre
Erick Perdomo
Marlene Perez Garay
Davina Phillips
Sheldon Piggot
Juan Polanco
Gabriela Porras
Keuna Porter
Ashton Proctor
Alisa Prude-Hunt
Daniel Ramirez
John Reeves
Kevin Remache
Keanu Richardson
Jesus Rios Caceres
Eric Rivas
Jose Rivas Rodriguez
Roberto Rivera Aponte
Jacqueline Robinson
Patrico Robles
Richard Rocha
Ricky Rodriguez
Jose Roman Miranda
Elbert Salcedo
Adam Sanchez
Jason Sevilla
Dominique Sherman
Kameron Smart
Juan Solis
Steven Sonntag
Marcus Sosa
Marisa Sotelo
Hannah Steketee
Benjamin Stewart
Deondre Taylor
Ryan Tepper
Sheron Thomas
Kayla Thruman
Megan Tiu
Abner Torres Lopez
Dylan Tsague
Stephen Tyson
David Umana
Alex Valladares
John Vasquez
Miguel Angel Vazquez
Jose Vega Rivera
Nicole Villavicencio
Marlon Vizhnay
Britney Washington
Johnique Williams
Jeremy Williams
Jalen Wize
Travell Wright

Nacme Scholarships

NACME is responsible for more than $4 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students, with more than $1.6 million awarded in NACME’s funded scholarships and $2.4 million more through our partner institutions’ in-kind support. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually.
 
Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for any NACME administered scholarship students must be either be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, a US citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (some named scholarships may have higher GPA requirements). NACME’s mission is to increase representation of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in the fields of engineering and computer science.
 
APPLY
To apply for any NACME scholarship: block grant, bridge, corporate named scholarship or special named scholarship, an updated NACME common application must be on file.
 
FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
 
NACME Bridge Scholarship
The NACME Bridge scholarship program is designed to support students who have received and accepted freshman admission to an undergraduate engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution and have been invited to attend a residential academic program the summer prior to freshman matriculation. The scholarship covers the published cost of participation of the Bridge program. Students must have a NACME Common Application on file. Students are selected by both NACME and the relevant NACME Partner Institution.
 
NACME Collegiate Scholarship (Block Grant)
The NACME Collegiate Scholarship provides support for qualified under-represented students, Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American, who have directly applied to an engineering or computer science undergraduate program at a NACME Partner Institution. To be eligible for a NACME Collegiate Scholarship, students must have a complete NACME Common Application on file, a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, and must verify, at time of award, Fall admission to an eligible full time, on-campus program in an engineering or computer science major. Awards vary by partnership institution but are typically between $1,500 - $4,000 annually.
 
FOR CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS
The NACME Named Scholarship Programs were created to provide an opportunity for individuals and companies interested in establishing a named minority scholarship program in support of NACME’s mission to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. 
 
Americas Styrenics Scholarship
The Americas Styrenics Scholarship provides financial support that will promote high academic achievement, leadership qualities and commitment to excellence at Louisiana State University (LSU).  One rising sophomore or junior will be selected, and the recipient is awarded $6,000 annually for up to two years. This dollar amount will be matched by LSU for a total of $12,000 annually. The minimum grade point average required is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Autodesk NACME Scholarship
The Autodesk NACME Scholarship is designed to provide financial support and work experience that will promote high academic achievement among under-represented students enrolled in an undergraduate computer science or computer engineering program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, on campus, and in good standing in an accredited computer engineering or computer science program, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to rising junior and rising senior applicants. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. The award is accompanied by a summer internship. The recipients will receive a one-time $5,000 award the academic year after the paid summer internship.
 
Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship Award
The Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship Award is financial support program that encourages and recognizes high academic achievement of students interested in pursuing a corporate career in a construction-related engineering discipline. The award is accompanied by an internship and mentoring opportunities. Two students are selected in their junior year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to two years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Bechtel Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship
The Bechtel Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship is geared towards female students who are rising juniors or seniors. Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of up to $10,000 with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be attending one of NACME Partner Institutions.
 
Chevron Scholarship Program
The Chevron Scholarship Program awards current matriculating students in Engineering: specifically, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil and Petroleum as well as Computer Science (and qualifying information technology programs), who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and potential contributors to Chevron Corporation. Assessment will be based on academic merit and leadership potential.  Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of $5,000. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants can matriculate at any accredited engineering or computer science four-year institution; however, preference will be given to students matriculating at the following key schools: Florida International University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Houston, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
 
NACME Collegiate Scholarship (Block Grant)
NACME provides block grants to partner institutions that, in turn, award scholarships to talented Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American students enrolled in engineering or computer science programs as part of their financial aid packages. NACME Collegiate Scholars are performing undergraduate students who are matriculating in strategic engineering or computer science programs. To be eligible for a NACME Collegiate Scholarship, students must have an updated NACME Common Application on file, a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8, and must be matriculating full time, in good standing, at an on campus engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution. Awards vary by partnership institution but are typically between $1,500 - $4,000 annually.
 
Sidney and Katherine Friend Scholarship
Joint endowment established between NACME and New York University, Tandon School of Engineering. One high school senior is selected for funding beginning their freshman year and supported for a maximum of five years. The recipient is awarded $2,500 each year. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
 
William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation supported the creation of this endowed scholarship. Two students are selected in either their freshman or sophomore year of an ungraduated program in engineering. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to four years. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowship
Philip D. Reed endowment fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Philip D. Reed Foundation. One student is selected in their sophomore year. The award provides $5,000 for up to three years.


Summary of Current NACME Administered Scholarships

The following table is a quick guide to the requirements of each NACME administered scholarship:

NACME Scholarship

Academic Year

Min

Cum GPA

(4.0 scale)

Qualifying Engineering or Comp Sci Major?

NACME Partner Institution

Paid Summer Internship offered by sponsoring entity?

Essay/

Special Questions Required?

Renewable or One Time Award?

Award Amount

Deadline Date

Bridge

High School Senior/ Rising Freshman

2.8

All

Partner Institution with qualifying Bridge Program

Priority applicant for internships as a Rising Sophomore

No

One Time

Published Family Cost

June 1

Collegiate (Block Grant)

Freshman - Senior

2.8

All

All

Priority applicant  via the NACME Career Center

No

Renewable

Varies by Partner Institution

$1,500-$4,000

Dec 1

Americas Styrenics

Rising Sophomore – Rising Junior

2.75

All

LSU Only

No

No

2 years

$6,000

Nov 15

Autodesk

Rising Junior or Rising Senior

3.0

Computer Science; Computer Engineering

All

Yes

No

One Time

$5,000

Nov 15

Bechtel Undergraduate

Junior

3.0

Construction Related Engineering Major

All

Yes

Yes

2 years

$2,500

Nov 15

Bechtel Women’s

Junior or Senior

3.0

Construction Related Engineering Major

All

Yes

Yes

One Time

$10,000

Nov 15

Chevron

Freshman-Senior

3.0

All; Preferred:

MechanicalChemical, Electrical, Civil, Petroleum, Computer Science

All;

Preferred: Florida International University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Houston, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Priority applicant

Yes

One Time

$5,000

July 1

Friend

High School Senior/ Rising Freshman

2.8

All

NYU Only

No

No

Renewable up to five years

$2,500

Nov 15

Hearst

Freshman and Sophomore

2.8

All

All

No

No

Renewable up to four years

$2,500

Nov 15

Reed

Sophomore

2.8

All

All

No

No

Renewable up to 3 years

$5,000

Nov 15

 
Additional Under-Represented Minority Scholarship Resources
Scholarships.com - A listing of scholarships for minorities.
Finaid.com - Information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students. Native American students should also visit the Financial Aid for Native American Students page.
 
 
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Partner Institutions by Region

 
NACME's Partner Institutions are among the nation's top educational institutions. Featured below are the NACME Scholar Ambassadors who are part of a select group of students chosen from each partner institution to represent the NACME Scholars on each campus. Click here for a pdf of NACME's Partner Institutions.
 
 

Partner Institutions Map

US Map

West Midwest Northeast
California State University, Sacramento
Kansas State University
Bucknell University
San Jose State University
Kettering University
Cornell University
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Fairfield University 
University of California, San Diego
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Morgan State University 
University of Colorado Boulder
Purdue University
New Jersey Institute of Technology 
University of Southern California
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
New York University Tandon School of Engineering 
University of Washington
University of Akron
Rochester Institute of Technology 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Stevens Institute of Technology
  Oklahoma State University Syracuse University
  University of Toledo University of Bridgeport 
  Wayne State University University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Southwest
Southeast
Northern Arizona University
Florida International University

Prairie View A&M University
Georgia Institute of Technology

Texas A&M University
Louisiana State University
 
University of Houston
North Carolina A&T State University 
 
The University of Texas at El Paso
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 
 
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Tuskegee University
 
  University of Arkansas
 
  University of Central Florida
 
  Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University
 
  West Virginia University
 
 
 
 
 

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Northeast Partner Institutions

Bucknell University logo
Noel Alexander
Cornell University
Noel Alexander
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Fairfield University logo
Thomas Opia
Morgan State University
Thomas Opia
Electrical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology logo
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Deliris Diaz
Applied Physics
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering logo
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Gabriel F. Ruiz
Mechanical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology logo
Rutgers University logo
Stevens Institute of Technology logo
Kathleen Sanchez
University of Bridgeport logo
University of Maryland, Baltimore County logo
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Julian Paige
Chemical Engineering
 
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Southeast Partner Institutions

Jorge Cisternas
Florida International University
Jorge Cisternas
Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology logo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Brandi Hill
Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
Daniel Miles
Louisiana State University
Daniel Miles
Computer/Electrical Engineering
North Carolina A&T University logo
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico logo
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Yamilex M. Quintana Meléndez
Industrial Engineering
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico logo
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Héctor León Valero
Mechanical Engineering
Melanie E. Tolbert
Orlando Aguirre-Martinez
University of Arkansas
Orlando Aguirre-Martinez
Computer Science
Phillip D. Braden
University of Arkansas
Phillip D. Braden
Chemical Engineering
Ley Nezifort
University of Central Florida
Ley Nezifort
Computer Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University logo
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Alanté Dancy
Electrical Engineering
West Virginia University
 
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Midwest Partner Institutions

Kansas State University logo
Kansas State University
Dustin O. Abnes
Mechanical Engineering
Kettering University logo, PE, DEE
Kettering University
Deziree R. Jones
Industrial Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Desarea Echevarria
Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Melton Douglas Parham, Jr.
Nuclear Engineering
Purdue University logo
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology logo
Alritia Gore
University of Akron
AlRitia Gore
Biomedical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ramon Zarate
Electrical Engineering
Julien Brathwaite
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Julien Brathwaite
Industrial Operations Engineering
 
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Southwest Partner Institutions

Ulises Fuentes
Northern Arizona University
Ulises Fuentes
Mechanical Engineering
Prairie View A&M University logo
Prairie View A&M University
Willie Charles Arnold III
Civil Engineering
Anthony Ramirez
Texas A&M University
Anthony Ramirez
Electrical Engineering
Homero Benevides
University of Houston
Homero Benevides
Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at El Paso logo
University of Texas at El Paso
Valencia Jazmin
Metallurgical and Materials Science
University of Texas at San Antonio logo
 
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West Partner Institutions

Armando Porras
California State University, Sacramento
Armando Porras
Civil Engineering
San Jose State University logo
San Jose State University
Angel Gonzales
Mechanical Engineering
Andrea M. Moreno
University of Alaska Anchorage
Andrea M. Moreno
Civil Engineering
Maria Fonseca
University of California, San Diego
Maria Fonseca
Environmental Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder logo
University of Colorado Boulder
Jorge Cervantes
Aerospace Engineering
University of Southern California logo
Benjamin Pennant
University of Washington
Benjamin Pennant
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
 
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Demographics of NACME Scholars

The graphs below represent the distribution of NACME Scholars by gender, ethnicity, and academic discipline:

Lists of NACME Scholars by Gender & Ethnicity

List of NACME Scholars by Academic Discipline

 

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Universities

What We Do

NACME has always provided scholarship money to underrepresented minority students through the nation’s universities. NACME manages its programs through leveraged partnerships with universities, encouraging those universities to increase the retention-to-graduation rates of all minority students. NACME provides scholarships to students in the form of block grants to universities and in return asks those universities to promote a campus environment that embraces diversity and inclusiveness, and provides encouragement and support for underrepresented minority engineering students.

The universities benefit from participation in NACME’s annual meeting, where best practices are shared on college recruitment, retention, and graduation. The 2015 meeting, "Celebrating NACME's Partnerships", was sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Company. Below you can view the presentations and agenda.

Continuum Meeting Agenda (200 kb pdf)

Continuum Meeting Presentations:

Accomplishments for the current 2010-2015 Plan (1 mb pdf)

NACME Scholar Engagement Opportunities - Executive Speaker Series (2.4 mb pdf)

NACME Scholar Engagement Opportunities - NACME Career Center Demonstration (2.3 mb pdf)

NACME STEM Integration Model - Outcomes (500 kb pdf)

NACME Next Five-Year Strategy  (900 kb pdf)

The Big Study: Key Findings (1.2 mb pdf)

 

Partner Universities

NACME Partner Universities demonstrate their leadership by

  • Recruiting high-achieving URM students from high schools and community colleges;
  • Implementing admissions policies and procedures that reflect a broad approach beyond SAT/ACT scores and GPAs in evaluating student potential to succeed;
  • Providing programs that engage students in the engineering culture and expose them to opportunities to transform their college life into an enriching experience;
  • Striving to improve the retention to graduation of underrepresented minority engineering students.

Click here to see a regional list of the institutions that NACME currently partners with.

 

How to Become a Partner University

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, which 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.

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.

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Toolkit

The toolkit is a guide for universities for report submissions to NACME

NACME Scholarships Toolkit cover

 

Best Practices in Graduation Rates

These academic support systems are working for underrepresented minority (URM) students across the country. The University of Seattle reports using NACME funding to back students who are in their final quarters of study, when traditional funding sources are exhausted. And the University of Alaska in Anchorage, which serves about 300 Native American engineering students, has a 70% graduation-to-retention rate through their Alaska Native Sciences & Engineering Program (ANSEP).

 

NACME Scholars

NACME Career Center (Login)

NACME Evaluation Reports are developed and compiled by the NACME Research, Evaluation and Policy department and are reviewed by members of the NACME Research and Policy Advisory Council.

To view NACME's Scholar and Research reports click here.

 

Scholarships Overview

The centerpiece of our efforts is the NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program. We distribute more than $4 million annually through block grants to partner institutions and as individual awards. Since our founding, NACME has given more than $150 million in scholarship and program support to 24,000 underrepresented minority students, increasing the flow of talent entering the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions. Click here to see the NACME Scholar Ambassadors at our partner institutions.

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