Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI What's New

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI What's New

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Rutgers University is the beneficiary of a scholarship program funded by the Texaco Oil Co. that will provide two four-year scholarships to underrepresented minorities who enroll as geology majors.

Each year, the recipients will each receive $5,000 for tuition, $5,000 for living expenses, and $2,500 to conduct research with a faculty mentor -- for a total package of $50,000 over the four years.

A national survey by the American Geological Institute of 425 college geoscience departments during the 1995-96 academic year revealed that minority students were awarded fewer than 35 undergraduate degrees and only four graduate degrees.

"Texaco recognizes that the country's long-term competitiveness depends on a technologically proficient workforce," says Anne Dowling, president of the Texaco Foundation. "As a nation, we need to harness the skills of our future workforce to meet the challenges of the next century. We are pleased to help initiate this program aimed at opening opportunities for talented minority undergraduates to study geology at an institution with an excellent, diverse student body."

Persons interested in the scholarships should contact the program's administrator, geology professor Warren Manspeizer, at (973) 3535509. His e-mail address is .

Florida International University in conjunction with the Peace Corps, will offer two new master's programs - the Masters International Programs - in an attempt to give students a more hands-on learning experience. …

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