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The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A Strengths Based Approach

The Meyerhoff Scholars program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County is a strengths-based program that focuses on preparation and retention of underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates who matriculate from high school with interests in science, engineering and mathematics (SEM).  From its inception in 1988 until the present (2006), the program has supported 768 students, 260

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“Less Qualified” Students Can Succeed in Science

or Numbers Do Not Tell the Whole Story  // Should “less qualified” students with lower SAT scores and lower high school GPAs be admitted to our colleges and universities and allowed to participate in our science diversity programs?   The answer is “no” according to many.  Merit based admissions and “by the numbers” selection for

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