More Than a Check and a Handshake
The Progress and Promise of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

Publication Ansley A. Abraham, John NortonJune 200916 pages(01E21)

This report describes the Doctoral Scholars Program, which was created to increase the number of minority students who earn Ph.D.s and teach in colleges and universities in the 16 SREB states. The 90 percent graduation rate is attributed to the fact that the program combines financial support with mentoring, academic guidance and advocacy, networking and community-building, professional development, promotion of departmental good practices, career placement assistance, and the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.