National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

To manage effectively and efficiently the Foundation's portfolio of graduate scholarship programs

  • Amount $704,328
  • City White Plains, NY
  • Investigator Christopher Smith
  • Year 2017
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Since 2001, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has served as the sole administrative manager for the Foundation’s graduate scholarship programs for underrepresented minorities, the Minority Ph.D. program (MPHD) and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP). NACME verifies student eligibility, disburses scholarship funds, and tracks student progress. This grant continues support for these and other activities for another three years. In addition to these activities, over the next three years NACME Vice President Christopher Smith and Program Manager Denise Ellis plan to launch several new initiatives related to Sloan fellowship programs, including community building among campuses participating in the MPHD and SIGP, financial analysis of scholarship funds, and reporting on the academic progress of scholarship recipients. In addition, they will begin to administer surveys to supported students both as they join the program and at graduation.

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