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Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
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Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

As a public institution and member of the University System of Georgia, the cost of attendance for both our resident and non-resident students is lower than our peer institutions. In 2010-2011 the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid awarded more than $ 183 million to more than 13,200 recipients. Of this total, $ 127 million was awarded 7,500 students with demonstrated financial need. We would like to highlight the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program that was launched in 2007 that is uniquely designed to provide access and opportunity to the neediest of our undergraduates from Georgia. The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program is available to dependent Georgia residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree who meet the eligibility requirements. The program is intended to assist Georgia students whose families have an annual income of less than $33,300. The program provides a “debt free degree” and recipients are awarded scholarships and grant and a work study job that meet their full need.

http://www.promise.gatech.edu/


A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Academic Faculty Initiatives

Minority Faculty Development Workshop
The Minority Faculty Development Workshop (MFDW), supported by the National Science Foundation, offers career development opportunities to African American, Hispanic, and Native American graduate or postdoctoral students.

College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award
The faculty of a university is one of the most important factors in creating an intellectually enriching environment for students and each other, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering recognizes the importance of providing research and teaching development for faculty members. To recognize the efforts of the many faculty members on campus who already mentor other faculty members, and to encourage mentoring among the faculty, the College of Engineering and the SUCCEED Faculty Development Program at Georgia Tech have established the College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award.

The College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes a Georgia Tech mentor and mentee who together have demonstrated an exemplary teaching and/or research mentoring partnership. Both the mentor and mentee must be permanent Georgia Tech employees who are academic faculty. Thus, nominees may be of the same or different ranks, and of the same or different schools. The award will be given annually and will consist of $5,000 to be equally shared between the faculty members to enhance their teaching, research, and/or mentoring activities at Georgia Tech, and $5,000 to the school of the faculty recipients to be utilized to enhance faculty mentoring activities within the school.

Goizueta Foundation Endowment
Georgia Tech established a comprehensive package to support Hispanic students and faculty through permanent scholarship and fellowship endowments using a gift from The Goizueta Foundation, established by the late CEO and chairman of the board of directors of the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company, Roberto C. Goizueta.

The package created an endowed chair and an endowed professorship, plus support for new undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships – all with preferences for people of Hispanic origin. In addition, the gift funds a staff position tasked with overseeing Tech’s efforts to recruit and retain Hispanic students.

Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)/Minority Institutions (MIs) Research Outreach Program
Georgia Tech has created a Web site to assist its faculty members in undertaking research collaborations with their counterparts at HBCUs/MIs. This site identifies the research programs and faculty at HBCU/MI institutions available to participate in joint proposals on a broad cross-section of research topics. The website also offers information about services and resources available to Georgia Tech faculty seeking research collaborations with HBCU/MI faculty. The Web site will continue to update collaborators and resources for the Tech community.
http://www.diversity.gatech.edu/initiatives/faculty


A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Student Initiatives

FOCUS
The FOCUS program, held annually during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, is designed to give undergraduate African Americans an opportunity to visit Georgia Tech, receive an overview of the graduate degree programs and participate in the holiday celebration. FOCUS attracts the finest minority undergraduates to Tech’s graduate programs. This recruitment program also provides students with financial aid information and assists them in the overall decision-making process when selecting a graduate school.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program (SURE)
SURE is a ten-week summer research program designed to attract qualified minority students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science. Approximately thirty undergraduate students are recruited on a nationwide basis and paired with both a faculty and a graduate student mentor to undertake research projects in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, and the Packaging Research Center.

Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (FACES)
FACES is a National Science Foundation-sponsored effort between Georgia Tech, Emory, Morehouse, and Spelman. The program aims to increase the number of African Americans attaining doctorates in engineering and science. The ultimate goal of the FACES program is to alter the "face" of the engineering and science professoriate, such that it includes a greater number of African Americans.

Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)
Georgia Tech is a partner in the BEST initiative to increase the representation of women and minorities in the technical workforce.

SECME Program: STEMulating Minds
SECME is a STEM Pre-College Program founded in 1975 as the “Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering” by the Deans of Engineering at six southeastern universities, including Georgia Tech. This unique alliance of K-12 educators, universities, industry and parents was intended to resolve two pressing issues which persist today:
1. Engineering and STEM postsecondary enrollment levels insufficient to sustain our economy and meet current or projected demands of American industry and government
2. Inequitable representation among minorities and women in the STEM workforce

The Women, Science, and Technology Learning Community
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, the Georgia Tech Department of Housing, and ThinkBig, the Women, Science, and Technology Learning Community enhances the academic and professional development of GT undergraduates by creating networks for students and for student and faculty interaction. The WST Learning Community offers programs addressing personal and professional issues for women students entering scientific and technological fields. Female undergraduates from all majors can join the community and live in the WST residence halls Stein and Goldin Houses (4th St. A and B). See http://www.wst.gatech.edu/lc.html
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http://www.diversity.gatech.edu/initiatives/student


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program
A debt-free degree for Georgia families who need it most

PROGRAM CONTACT
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
phone: 404-894-4160
e-mail: finaid@gatech.edu
www.finaid.gatech.edu

RELATED RESOURCES
Office of Admission
e-mail: admission@gatech.edu
www.admission.gatech.edu

The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program is available to dependent Georgia residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree who meet the eligibility requirements. The program is designed to fill a gap in the financial aid support system, picking up where Georgia's HOPE scholarship and other financial aid options leave off. The program is intended to assist Georgia students whose families have an annual income of less than $33,300.

Scholarships
Awards are made on an annual basis and do not require repayment. Academic excellence, financial need, and major of study are the primary criteria used for selecting recipients. Most institutional scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Typically, students who entered GT as freshmen are limited to receiving institutional scholarships for the first eight (8) terms of full-time enrollment. During an academic year, scholarships are generally awarded for two (2) semesters (Fall, Spring, or Summer). A transfer student's eligibility will be determined on an individual basis depending upon hours transferred.

To be considered for scholarships awarded by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you must complete a financial aid application each year. Please note that there are many students who may be equally qualified for a scholarship. Preference is given to students who show financial need, and meet the established application deadlines.

Contact your academic college or department for information on scholarships that are administered by them. Though not always indicated as such, most are reserved for upperclassmen who have demonstrated their academic abilities here at Tech.

Institutional Scholarships with Recipients Selected by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

G. Wayne Clough Tech Promise Program

Godbold Family Foundation Scholarship

Additional Scholarship Opportunities at Georgia Tech
Institutional Scholarships with Recipients Selected by Entities other than the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

President's Scholarship Program

Provost's Scholarship

National Merit and National Achievement

Georgia Tech Alumni Club and Georgia Tech Alumni Club Matching Scholarships

Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

School of Materials Science and Engineering Scholarships at GT

Outside Scholarships
Outside Scholarships Information

Outside Scholarships Currently Accepting Applications

http://www.finaid.gatech.edu/scholarships/


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Scholarships and Grants awarded by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Annually, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid administer more than 1400 individual scholarship and/or grant funds. Award criteria includes but is not limited to academic performance, major and/or geographic areas. Priority is given to students that demonstrate financial need. Most institutional scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Typically, students who entered GT as freshmen are limited to receiving institutional scholarships for the first eight (8) terms of full-time enrollment. During an academic year, scholarships are generally awarded for two (2) semesters (Fall, Spring, or Summer). A transfer student's eligibility will be determined on an individual basis depending upon hours transferred.

To be considered for scholarships awarded by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you must complete a financial aid application each year. Please note that there are many students who may be equally qualified for a scholarship. Preference is given to students who show financial need, and meet the established application deadlines.

A program specifically designed to help the neediest of our students from Georgia is the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program - A debt-free degree for Georgia families who need it most. The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program that was launched in 2007 that is uniquely designed to provide access and opportunity to the neediest of our undergraduates from Georgia. The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program is available to dependent Georgia residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree who meet the eligibility requirements. The program is intended to assist Georgia students whose families have an annual income of less than $33,300. The program provides a “debt free degree” and recipients are awarded scholarships and grant and a work study job that meet their full need

In addition to the funds administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Institute offers:

President's Scholarship Program - www.psp.gatech.edu

Provost's Scholarship -
http://www.admission.gatech.edu/provostscholarship

Georgia Tech Alumni Club Scholarships - http://gtalumni.org/pages/availablescholarships


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