Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Graduating Class of 1994

Title

Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Graduating Class of 1994

Description

The creation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program was made possible at UMBC in 1988 through a grant from the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Foundation. The nationally-renowned program funded students pursuing doctoral studies in the sciences and engineering with an interest in the advancement of minorities in related fields. Emphasizing mentoring, scholars were encouraged to cooperate and collaborate with their peers and the Meyerhoff staff. Scholars also completed research early on during their time at the university. Since the implementation of the program, U.S. News & World Report has highlighted the Meyerhoff Scholars Program as a successful model for supporting black students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and increasing minority employment and education in these fields. According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, UMBC is the top university in graduating African American scholars who go on to enroll in MD/PhD programs.

Meyerhoff Scholars advance through the program together as part of a closely knit cohort. The graduating class of 1994 was the second cohort to graduate, known as Cohort M2, and included sixteen students representing Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Psychology. Graduates were accepted into Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Duke, Northwestern, and Yale among other top graduate and medical schools.

Source

University Publications

Date

5/11/1994

Format

programs (documents); 8.5 x 5.5 in.

Identifier

UPUB M8-002

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/UPUBM8-002.pdf

Citation

“Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Graduating Class of 1994,” UMBC 50th, accessed December 9, 2022, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1494.