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National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

To provide scholarship funds for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) for three years, to be managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

  • Amount $2,071,038
  • City White Plains, NY
  • Investigator Aileen Walter
  • Initiative Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
  • Year 2014
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

This grant provides scholarship funds for an anticipated 59 master’s and 20 Ph.D. students to be recruited and enrolled over the next three years by the four institutional partners in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, a national network of four educational institutions that aim to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives that obtain postgraduate degrees in STEM fields. The following is the expected breakdown of scholarships by campus:  $385,200 to the University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks); $712,500 to the University of Arizona; $620,000 to the Montana University system; and $353,338 to Purdue University.  Scholarships in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership are administered and disbursed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

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