Doctoral Scholars Program


SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

Increasing Faculty Diversity

More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.

The goal: more minority Ph.D. students who seek
careers as faculty on college campuses 

(Doctoral Scholars Program class of 2014)

The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support — not only financial assistance and research funding, but also career counseling, job postings and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting. Mentoring and advocacy for scholars is crucial, and support continues into early careers as graduates become faculty members. And each fall, a thousand scholars and young faculty members convene to learn and support one another at the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

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800 Graduates and Counting

The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities. Since its founding in 1993, the program has supported approximately 1,200 scholars at 94 institutions in 31 states.    

Publication July 201016 pagesAnsley Abraham

500 Who Are Making a Difference

This brochure outlines achievements of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program and profiles the first, 230th and 500th graduates of the program, which won the prestigious John Hope Franklin Award from Diverse magazine. It also includes a list of all graduates from 451 to 500.


Publication June 20124 pagesAnsley Abraham

It’s About the Future
Celebrating 600 Graduates

The goal: Diversify the faculty of colleges and universities in SREB states. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program increases the number of minority scholars who earn Ph.D.s and become faculty members. This year the program celebrates its 600th scholar-graduate. That’s 600 new faces qualified to lead in campus classrooms, labs and administrative offices.

Publication October 201216 pagesAnsley Abraham

What Will Future Faculty Look Like?

This brochure describes the growth and success of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program since its founding in 1993 and outlines the need for — and contributions made by — minority faculty on the nation’s college campuses. It also features insights from several program graduates and a by-state list of program participants who recently received their Ph.D.s.