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ERIC Number: EJ907982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
A Scholarship Model for Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM Disciplines
Yelamarthi, Kumar; Mawasha, P. Ruby
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v11 n5-6 p64-71 Oct-Dec 2010
A scholarship program offers enrichment, support, higher recruitment and retention, improved professional development towards employment, and increased graduate opportunities for underrepresented groups. In this paper, it is postulated that the development of a successful and competitive scholarship program is dependent on several variables including management leadership in quality sciences, cognitive/non-cognitive selection methods, operations research, active learning, and technical instruction supported by existing university student-support infrastructure. The effectiveness of the program is measured from the student grade point average, student distribution based on their STEM major, and retention towards graduation. This program can be effectively used as a model to develop activities for minorities and women, and for career interventions in areas where these groups have been traditionally low in numbers. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio