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Impact of Scholarships and Academic/Career Development Activities on the Success of Undergraduate Students

Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2020    |    PP. 18-38    |PDF (746 K)|    Pub. Date: December 3, 2020
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Elsa M. Castillo, Engineering Student Success Center, University of New Mexico, USA
Joel Robinson, Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico, USA
Kristine Denman, Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico, USA
Anyssa Choy, Engineering Student Success Center, University of New Mexico, USA
Tariq Khraishi, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, USA

A program funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to support student scholarships for undergraduate engineering/computer science students was conducted at the University of New Mexico. The scholarship program involved elements such as faculty mentoring, career development activities and financial support for each student scholar. In this paper, the program details are furnished, and data on the positive impacts of such activities on student academic success is presented. The myriad of activities covered by the program was positively received by the student scholars.

scholarships, undergraduate students, mentoring, career development activities

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Elsa M. Castillo, Joel Robinson, Kristine Denman, Anyssa Choy, Tariq Khraishi, Impact of Scholarships and Academic/Career Development Activities on the Success of Undergraduate Students, SCIREA Journal of Education. Vol. 5 , No. 2 , 2020 , pp. 18 - 38 .


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