The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. Program is managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) whose mission is to provide leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-base careers. The Program has two components: the Ph.D. component offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minorities who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. The smaller feeder component offers underrepresented minority B.S. or M.S. students access to select faculty and departments that have demonstrated success in sending their students on to doctoral programs. (This program is currently fully subscribed and the Foundation is not accepting new applications to participate at this time.) There is a list of approved, participating institutions and their programs of study. The City College of New York is on the approved list in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The faculty members and departments participating in the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program have been selected because they have demonstrated a commitment to educating African-American, American Indian, and Latino leaders. The Program encourages students to survey the departments sponsored by the Sloan Foundation program in their discipline. They should apply for admission to one of those departments. If accepted, the student becomes a candidate for a Sloan Scholarship.
The Sloan Foundation Program and the department work together to guarantee that the student receives financial support as long as he/she is making satisfactory progress toward the degree. Beyond the financial assistance, students receive the mentoring and guidance that are such crucial factors in assuring that a student completes his/her degree. To become a Sloan Scholar, you must apply to and be accepted in a recognized program supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Scholars are selected based on their application, faculty recommendation, appropriate field of study, and financial need. Awards are made on a rolling basis.