The University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) theory of change posits that through financial support, strong mentoring, supportive community, and institutional commitment, students in STEM can thrive and institutions can change graduate science and engineering education in ways that make it more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable for all.
Day-to-day operations of the program are administered by the Foundation's longtime partner, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
The Foundation is not seeking to create new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring at this time.
This program does not award scholarships or fellowships directly to students. Graduate students interested in acquiring funding through the program should inquire with one of our UCEM partners about relevant processes, eligibility, etc.