As the Scholars Academy (SA) nears completion of its 11th year of
educating students and graduating leaders, many accomplishments have been achieved by members of the Scholars Academy. Program experiences, including faculty-mentored research, internships, faculty-sponsored seminars and fieldtrips, and high-quality STEM course work, continue to "catapult" SA graduates into top State and National professional and graduate schools, annually. Some of the more outstanding successes include:
- Over 890 undergraduate members to-date
- Sustaining 150 undergraduate members each semester
- Over 43% six-year graduation rates of full-time FTIC cohorts
- 420 Scholars Academy alumni members to-date
- Overall 38% continuance rate to post-baccalaureate education
- Admissions to flagship institutions of post-baccalaureate education, such as: Arizona State University; Baylor College of Medicine; Baylor University; Columbia University; John Hopkins University, Penn State University; Prairie View A&M University; Rice University; Texas A & M University; Texas Tech University; University of California at Berkeley; University of Houston-Central; University of Maryland; University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston; University of Texas Health Science Centers - Houston and San Antonio; University of Texas - El Paso; University of Texas - Pan American; University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas; and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
SA members are comprised of 50% female and over 50% minority. Over 57% of the Scholars Academy students maintain grade point averages from 3.5 to 4.0 (over 29% are within a highest range of 3.81 - 4.0). The Scholars Academy's motto is "Educating Students … Graduating Leaders!"
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"Paying It Forward Fundraising Challenge." Your participation in this challenge will support others in reaching their academic potential and advancing America's future. Several contribution levels are presented for your consideration in beginning, or sustaining, a fundraising partnership with the Scholars Academy program. Thank you in advance of your support!
Letter from SA Director