Bryne HadnottAbout the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Scholarships Programs

The purpose of the Alfred P. Sloan Graduate Scholarship Programs is to assist efforts to diversify the U.S. Ph.D. degree-holding workforce by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented doctoral students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially in fields where national trends document persistent underrepresentation. A secondary aim is to change the demographics of STEM faculty in U.S. colleges and universities by paying special attention to the preparation of doctoral students from underrepresented minorities (URM) for careers in academia.

There are two established scholarship programs: the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP). Please see the individual web pages for further information on each.

The Foundation's scholarship programs are managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME).

University of Arizona Loses a Student Diversity ChampionDr Velez

The University of Arizona announced the passing of Dr. Maria Teresa Velez on April 13, 2016. Dr. Velez was Associate Dean of the Graduate College and long-time Program Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) Program at the institution. Dr. Velez was a stalwart champion of student diversity and a mentor to many students for more than thirty years. She was known nationally for her commitment to identifying and encouraging students to pursue graduate degrees, especially women and minorities. Read more...


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