Doctoral Scholars Program to use grant for scholars’ professional development

News Grant Announcement

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program will use a $2,000 grant to fund professional development opportunities for current program scholars. 

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, which supports underrepresented Ph.D. students who aspire to become college faculty, was awarded a grant from the Wright-Hayre Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, following a recommendation by Dr. Delores Wright.

“The grant from the Philadelphia Foundation will directly impact SREB scholars in their professional development activities as they prepare to become future college faculty members,” said Dr. Ansley Abraham, director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program. 

“The program appreciates the generous support from the Wright-Hayre Fund over the years, which, in turn, has allowed us to support 36 scholars since 2002.”

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program was created in 1993 – as part of the Compact for Faculty Diversity with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) — to address the long-standing national shortage of underrepresented minority faculty.

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 more than 1,900 scholars who have attended 109 institutions in more than 30 states.