The University of Arizona (UA) College of Engineering received the Bridge to the Doctorate grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). As readers are aware, the NSF has made a pledge to help increase diversity among the fields of STEM throughout the nation. The $1.07 million award will help UA “increase diversity among students planning to pursue doctorates in the fields of not only engineering but other STEM subjects as well.”
“This is UA’s second NSF Bridge to the Doctorate grant after a $987,000 award for the years 2012-2014. The award covers tuition and provides $32,000 in fellowships to underrepresented minority students for two years.”
UA is committed to promoting diversity within its student base in the fields of STEM. With a majority being from the Hispanic and Native American populations, the school is seeking to grant as many opportunities as possible for those under represented in the fields.