ERIC Number: ED030369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program.
Cadbury, Jr., William E.
The Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for students who went to college with inferior preparation to supplement their education by studying for 1 year at an academically demanding liberal arts college before entering graduate or professional school. The post-baccalaureate fellows take regular courses in a program that is arranged to suit their special needs for which they do not receive formal graduate credit. The students are provided with full financial support for the academic year but are expected to earn the Ph.D. degree later and to enter careers of college or university teaching and research. Most of the fellowships have been awarded to students who were recruited from predominantly Negro colleges, but some have been held by white students from Appalachia and 1 Mexican-American. The program, however, is designed for all students who qualify. Participating colleges include Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Oberlin, Swarthmore, Knox, Kalamazoo, and Pomona. The majority of fellows are continuing their studies despite factors such as marriage, ill health, and the selective service, and their academic performances have been satisfactory. Of 32 fellows in the 1966-1967 academic year, 27 were accepted at graduate or professional schools, and 42 out of 45 were accepted in the following year. This program could also help students returning from the Armed Services, VISTA, or the Peace Corps, who want to resume their education. (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.