7th Annual Science Conference

Lincoln's Excellent Academic Program in Science(LEAPS)

LEAPS






LINCOLN UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT MONEY FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) TO IMPROVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lincoln University $2.4 million to increase the number of students graduating in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Programs. Starting from September 2004, Lincoln University will receive $479,490 each year for the next five years to finance Lincoln's Excellent Academic Program in Science (LEAPS).

The main goal of this program is to significantly increase the pool of minority students receiving degrees in the sciences and mathematics.
Specific Objectives include the following:

Recruitment of 48 students each year from the pool of aspiring but under-prepared freshmen as science and mathematics majors.
Organize a well-structured bridge program for 48 students each year in gate-keeping and bottleneck courses.
Institute and implement advising, mentoring and counseling services for recruited students.
Provide tutoring services in science and mathematics subjects to recruits.
Prepare recruits in the program for research internships, graduate and professional schools.
Provide scholarships for deserving students to enable them attend college.
Organize college credit summer courses for 60 high school students in Philadelphia in gate-keeping and bottleneck courses.
Summer Bridge Program:

Free eight-weeks summer bridge program.
Earn up to 10 college credits.
Advising, Tutoring and Mentoring.
Summer Research Internships.
Merit Scholarships

Lincoln's Excellent Academic Program in Science - Forward March (LEAPS-FM)

LEAPS






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