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Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2001
Describes how after 13 years, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is beginning to see the returns on its investment as the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship program becomes one of the premier pipelines for producing minority doctorates. (EV)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness
Farrell, Charles S. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1989
A shortage of American engineering graduate students, particularly minorities and women, has resulted in the increasing award of research and graduate assistantships to foreign students. The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (GEM) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are offering financial encouragement…
Descriptors: American Indians, Assistantships, Black Students, College Bound Students
Taylor, Ronald A. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1996
Federal education spending cutbacks have decimated the best-known federally-funded graduate fellowship programs for African Americans, and some fear private aid cannot cover the resulting gap. Others suggest minority students can find the needed funds, but only with great resourcefulness and focus. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Education, Economic Change, Federal Aid
Lee, Thonnia – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1996
To increase the number of African American men with doctorates in the sciences, the "100 Black Men" group and the "National Consortium for Educational Access" have begun a fellowship program. The program provides $6,000 stipends annually for graduate study. There are currently 11 fellows in institutions across the United…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Education, Change Strategies, College Faculty
Taylor, Ronald A. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1996
Federal grants, training, and recruitment spending directed at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) jumped 21% in a 2-year period, led by sharp increases in research spending by the Central Intelligence Agency and Departments of Veterans Affairs and Commerce, and Department of Energy teaching endowments. Much of the increase is…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Economic Change, Educational Trends, Federal Aid
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1994
This article describes a new program which will link 38 public, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with about 2 dozen doctoral-producing institutions to provide early identification of potential black graduate students. It will also provide fellowships to support students through at least three years of doctoral study. (MSE)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Juniors, College Seniors
Fields, Cheryl D. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1998
Discusses barriers to African-American student progress, persistence, and achievement in science and engineering graduate study, including lack of encouragement, bias in graduate school admission criteria, lower faculty expectations of black students, financial support and fellowship structures, lack of opportunity to become professionally…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Black Students
Black Issues in Higher Education, 1999
Articles on Black college faculty recruitment and retention and student financial aid examines these issues: senior Black faculty and diversity issues, recruiting Black faculty to small towns, the supply of doctorates, doctoral fellowship programs targeting minorities, financial aid information on the Internet, and an online college…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Information, Affirmative Action, Black Teachers
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1994
An analysis of student financial aid for African American doctoral students combines discussion of problems in student recruitment and persistence, particularly for financial reasons, with data on patterns of minority group graduate student enrollment, financial aid, debt, and degree awards. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students