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ERIC Number: EJ1170100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
The Study of the Effectiveness of Scholarship Grant Program on Low-Income Engineering Technology Students
Ononye, Lawretta C.; Bong, Sabel
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v18 n5 p26-31 Jan 2018
This paper investigates the effectiveness of a National Science Foundation Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) program named "Scholarship for Engineering Technology (SET)" at the State University of New York in Canton (SUNY Canton). The authors seek to answer the following question: To what extent will a scholarship grant program help increase the number of low-income and under-represented students attaining college education and continuing to graduate school or the workforce. The low-income students in this study were mostly first-generation college students, sixty percent of whom were under-represented groups (women and ethnic minorities). The authors were motivated to perform this grant study due to the low number of women and ethnic minorities at SUNY Canton's School of Engineering Technology; and the region (St. Lawrence County) being one of the most economically depressed regions in northern New York state. The findings indicate that a scholarship and academic support program enhanced the achievement rate and promoted access and persistence of the cohort of students in this SET program, without which many of the students may not be able to attain college education in STEM and are more likely to drop out.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0966003