Abstract: This paper describes the results of long-term follow-up of need-based scholarship awardees at a community college as they made progress toward their goal of associate degrees and/or bachelor’s degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. From 2004 through 2012, through National Science Foundation funding, need-based scholarships were offered for full-time STEM students with a minimum grade point average, and U.S. citizenship or status as permanent resident alien or refugee alien. Faculty mentoring, a seminar luncheon series, and career information were used to increase degree attainment or transfer in STEM fields. Outcomes of these efforts are described, including time elapsed from initial enrollment in the community college to subsequent bachelor’s degree attainment. Outcomes by gender, race/ethnicity, and initial mathematics placement of awardees are also provided.
Keywords: STEM, Mentoring, scholarships, Time to Degree, transfer rate, underrepresented
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Recommended Citation: Sorkin, S. (2018). Long-term Follow-up of STEM Scholarship Students to Degree Attainment. Information Systems Education Journal, 16(5) pp 45-55. http://isedj.org/2018-16/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2017)