The University of Missouri-Rolla Minority Engineering Program will award up to 25 renewable freshmen scholarships to minority students (African American, Hispanic American or Native American) for the 2003-2004 academic year.
The scholarships are for up to $4,000 each, and the amount of the scholarship renewed is based on academic achievement (GPA) and the number of hours passed each year. Students interested in engineering or science are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by Jan. 31.
In addition, each scholar is expected to participate in a seven-week pre-engineering/science summer enrichment program. This program, which has been offered at UMR since 1974, provides additional pre-college preparation in college mathematics, chemistry and English. Students will live in the UMR residence halls, meet alumni and engineers from leading corporations, and develop skills to help ensure their success in an engineering or science degree program. Participants in the summer enrichment program consistently graduate at a higher rate than comparison groups.
To learn more about the scholarship program, contact Floyd Harris, director of the Minority Engineering Program/Women in Engineering and Science Program, by calling (573) 341-4212, or by sending e-mail to mep.mst.edu.