The Xavier Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is an institutional project geared toward increasing the number and quality of underrepresented minority students entering and successfully completing graduate school, as well as increasing the number of highly qualified undergraduate students majoring in science/math education matriculating towards initial teacher certification and the Masters Degree (M.A.T.).
The program provides stipends for undergraduate students to conduct research (10 hours per week). Freshmen will receive $2,000, Sophomores $3,000, Juniors $4,000, and Seniors $5,000.
Students are required to work 10 hours per week with their faculty research mentor; present their research findings at the Xavier’s Festival of Scholars; submit a Summary of their research each at the end of each semester; participate in all HBCU-UP, GradStar, or CUR sanctioned campus activities and/or meetings.
- Freshmen sophomores majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, microbiology, physics are eligible for HBCU-UP.
- STEM students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
- Students participating in MARC, and RISE are not eligible for HBCU-UP.
- Pre-med Biology and Pre-med Chemistry are not eligible to participate in HBCU-UP.
- This program requires students to pursue graduate careers.
The XU Pre-Graduate Scholars Research Scholars Program can benefit you by:
- Providing partial tuition scholarship during the grant period provided the student maintains 2.75 GPA or above
- Academic year research experiences
- Help in securing summer research fellowships
- Travel funds to present research findings at professional conferences
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation
- “Survival”/Transition Training (students are required to register with the Office of Graduate Placement)
Deadline: Extended to March 4
Start/End Dates – September 15, 2010 – August 31, 2015
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