MaCS Scholars Program Objectives

  • Enroll three cohorts of low-income, academically talented students as WPU's Mathematics and Computer Science (MaCS) scholars and support them with scholarships, summer research opportunity, conference trip and presentation, and culturally responsive mentoring;

  • Improve year over year retention rates for MaCS Scholars who are first-time, full-time, first-year or transfer students;

  • Improve graduation rates for all MaCS Scholars;

  • Perform a research study that investigates the relationship between college retention for low-income students and strength-based, culturally responsive mentoring. The project will also refine the recruitment pipeline of females into the target STEM majors.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Grant # 2028011.