The Meyerhoff Family is now more than 800 strong, with more than 600 alumni across the nation. Some are scientists and researchers, while others are physicians and teachers. All share the common bonds of striving for excellence and supporting one another.
The achievements of each Meyerhoff Scholar are impressive, and the sheer number of success stories makes the program a national leader in expanding diversity in science, engineering, and related disciplines.
Alumni from the program have earned 81 Ph.D.s, 25 M.D./Ph.D.s and 92 M.D.s. Thirty-eight of these Ph.D.s were awarded between 2005 and the first half of 2008. Meyerhoff graduates have received these degrees from such institutions as Harvard, Stanford, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T., Berkeley, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Rice, NYU, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Over 144 additional alumni have earned graduate degrees in Engineering, and nearly 300 alumni are currently enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs.
Two hundred thirty students are currently enrolled in the program for the 2010–2011 academic year; of whom 51% are African American, 25% Caucasian, 18% Asian, 5% Hispanic, and 1% Native American.
The program is having a dramatically positive impact on the number of minority students succeeding in STEM fields; students were 5.3 times more likely to have graduated from or be currently attending a STEM Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program than those students who were invited to join the program but declined and attended another university .
The Meyerhoff Scholarship undergraduate and graduate programs are exemplary in fulfilling the UMBC mission of promoting academic excellence,”
Katia Jones (M9)
M.A., Human Services Psychology, UMBC