June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas was awarded an NSF S-STEM grant “Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Scholars with Scholarships, Career Mentoring, Outreach and Advisement, Professional Societies and Engineering Learning Community (SCOPE) S-STEM Program” in 2015. Unlike most scholarship programs that target incoming students, this scholarship targets enrolled students who have demonstrated successful progress towards a Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering degree by having minimum grades of B in Calculus I, Calculus II and Physics I and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The SCOPE program requires scholarship recipients to be an active member of the academic community, participate in professional societies, and participate in career mentoring. Almost all SCOPE scholars are on track to complete their degree with strong academic performance. This paper presents the program achievement so far and documents the results and impact of awarding scholarships later in the academic program based on academic performance, retention, and survey data.
Zhu, W., & Yoo, J., & Curry, J. C., & Craig, B., & Chu, H., & Zhou, J. (2019, June), Impact of Awarding Scholarships to Current Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32924
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