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The REACH Scholars program is an initiative to recruit and retain domestic students in engineering graduate programs. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program.

The REACH program’s goals are: (1) to increase the number of domestic students who enroll in M.S. and Ph.D. programs at Purdue University; 2) to maximize the number of REACH Scholars pursuing Ph.D.s in engineering; (3) to increase the number and quality of mentoring relationships in which Scholars engage; (4) to improve professional development opportunities for Scholars; (5) to build and to enhance scholarly communities across Schools and the University.

REACH also provides support services to assist students namely: professional development workshops, grant-writing groups, collaborations with existing campus programs; and research skills development. The program provides up to $10,000 per year for two years to eligible students and requires all applicants must be first-time engineering graduate students who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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LSAMP-Indiana is made possible from generous support from the National Science Foundation Award 0850199.