The Scholars Academy (SA), now a nationally recognized program within University of Houston-Downtown College of Sciences and Technology, promotes academic excellence and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree programs. SA began in 1999 with only 20 students. Undergraduate enrollment for the 2014 fall semester now has 185 students currently enrolled.
The Scholars Academy has produced 700 alumni graduating members with over 40 percent continuing on to graduate or professional programs. Over 51 percent are accepted to medical school, and over 93 percent remain in STEM through graduate program attendance or through the workforce.
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