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Bison STEM Scholars Program Welcomes Third Annual Cohort to Howard University

WASHINGTON – The Howard University Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP) welcomes its third cohort of incoming freshman to join the multi-year program that provides full undergraduate scholarships to high-achieving students who have committed to pursuing graduate and professional studies in STEM-related disciplines. The 29 students of Cohort 3 represent 12 states and were selected through a competitive national application process with strict eligibility requirements. The cohort consists of 15 women and 14 men, with an average SAT score of 1384 and an average ACT score of 30. All have committed to pursuing a Ph.D., or a combined MD/Ph.D. The arrival of Cohort 3 to Howard is the latest example of the University’s strategic plan to become the number one producer of undergraduate students who go on to earn doctorate degrees in STEM disciplines.

“The Bison STEM Scholars Program is designed for focused students who from Day One have committed to going the distance to pursue their terminal degrees. This program will help them achieve those goals and stay on target by grouping them alongside like-minded individuals so iron can sharpen iron,” says Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA.

Dr. Frederick and Provost and  Academic Officer Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., initiated of BSSP nearly three years ago to address the lack of minorities earning terminal STEM degrees, and eventually becoming researchers and higher faculty. With the of Cohort 3, the program now enrolls 87 of the University’s most talented students.

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