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With the generosity of corporate sponsors, in 2004 the Retaining Inspirational Students in Engineering (RISE) Scholarship program was established as a means to recruit and retain both minorities and nontraditional engineering students. RISE scholars are students who display persistence within their engineering program, leadership and service. These students give back to our office by serving as mentors and/or tutors to other GT students as well as participate in K-12 outreach activities.
The goal of the LSAMP program at Georgia Tech is two-fold: to focus on the retention of under-represented minority students through completion of the baccalaureate degree and to expose this group of students to research careers in STEM. These goals are met by providing peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, and networking with program faculty, staff and students.
The Georgia Institute of Technology partners with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) to provide scholarship support to undergraduate African American, American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. Each fall semester, NACME Scholars are selected based on need, merit, and GPA by the CEED Director and the Georgia Tech Office of Financial Aid.
Please visit the NACME website for additional information.
SURE is a 10-week summer undergraduate research program that allows students from local and national institutions to conduct research on the GA Tech campus. The program goal is to attract qualified, under -represented minority students into graduate school in STEM fields. Since its' inception over two decades ago, the SURE program has produced over 500 alumni, 75% of whom have gone on to attend graduate school.