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The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provides funding for underrepresented students to pursue doctorates in mathematics, science, and engineering. The Sloan Scholars Program specifically targets African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. All must be U.S. citizens. Students receiving Sloan Foundation grants may use the money to pay for professional travel, research, equipment, books, and to cover many other needs during their doctoral studies. These funds are in addition to any assistantships and fellowships awarded to a student.

Sloan Scholars must have passed their candidacy exams to enter the program, and each Sloan Scholar must have an approved mentor in their academic field. Faculty members who have proven track records in graduating underrepresented students from their doctoral programs are selected each year to mentor incoming fellows.

Students who are in the following colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development (technical disciplines), Information Sciences and Technology (technical disciplines), Science, and the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs (IDGP) and are interested in learning more about the Sloan Scholars Program should contact their multicultural directors in their respective colleges.