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).
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, Dr. Jeremiah Mpagazehe, a 2013 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in mechanical engineering. At the time of his death, Dr. Mpagazehe was serving as a Visiting Professor at CMU-Rwanda. He is survived by his mother and father, and an older sister Khari and younger brother Joshua. He will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. Read more...
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