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A Continuum of Mentoring, A Legacy of Scholars

If the balance of underrepresented groups in American academic institutions and the research workforce is to be effectively addressed, it is imperative that young people have role models. For over 25 years, the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of over 30 institutions, has provided support in the shape of encouragement, mentorship and training. Our data below demonstrate how the Alliance is tipping the scales and populating a workforce reflective of the diverse fabric of our society.

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47%

of STEM summer program alumni

matriculated into or completed doctoral programs

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46%

of scholars supported by the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative

have matriculated or completed doctoral programs

51%

of summer program participants

receive Pell grants to support their undergraduate studies

60%

of First-Year Research Experience participants

return for a second summer

32%

of Doctoral Scholars in STEM

are in tenure track positions at research intensive universities

70%

of Doctoral Scholars

are in research-related careers in higher education, industry, and government