ERIC Number: ED030371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-5
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Participation of Negroes in Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Programs.
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships were awarded to 107 graduates from Negro colleges between 1958 and 1962 but to only 69 graduates during the following 5 years. The realization that this drop may have been caused by increased recruiting of Negro students by northern colleges and concern about the small number of black students at the graduate level led to the establishment of the Southern Teaching Internship Program in 1963, when 15 Woodrow Wilson fellows joined the staffs of Negro colleges as faculty members for 1 year. By 1968, over 250 interns had participated in the program. The hope that these interns would recruit more black Woodrow Wilson fellows has not yet materialized, but many students have been motivated to seek education beyond the bachelor's degree. For those interns who continued their studies, the year provided a renewed sense of the importance of graduate training. Of 174 ex-interns surveyed, 34 hold the Ph.D, and 107 of the remaining 140 without the doctorate had returned to graduate school following their internship. A similar program for administrative interns has been launched for graduates of business schools. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellowships program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, is designed to provide black leadership in business and industry. This program is available to returning Negro veterans who have a baccalaureate degree. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, San Francisco, California, December 4-6, 1968