African American college students excelling in the sciences: College and postcollege outcomes in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program

  title={African American college students excelling in the sciences: College and postcollege outcomes in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program},
  author={Kenneth I. Maton and Freeman A. Hrabowski and Carol L. Schmitt},
  journal={Journal of Research in Science Teaching},
This paper describes and assesses the effectiveness of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The Program is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate and professional degrees in science and engineering. Until 1996 the program admitted African American students exclusively, and the current study focuses only on students from that group. The Meyerhoff students have achieved higher grade point averages… 

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