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).
Meet Steve Zambrano, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he plans to specialize in medical device and bioreactor design.