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Diversity and Outreach

Multicultural Engineering Program

At Mizzou Engineering, we honor our values by ensuring a diverse and inclusive college. The Multicultural Engineering program is aimed towards the recruitment and support of engineering students who come from diverse backgrounds with the purpose of fostering an inclusive environment and community in the College of Engineering. This program helps students to succeed throughout their college careers through providing access to counseling and mentorship, as well as a variety of structured goals for success.

The MEP Undergraduate scholarship was established to support students pursuing a career in engineering by fostering a holistic support network between students, faculty and staff to ensure academic success by providing structured progress checks, professional development trainings, counseling, academic enrichment and mentoring. Selection is dependent on merit and/or financial need and is renewable for four years. Awards vary from $1,000-$5,000 a year.

Criteria Summary:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Join a student organization and work toward leadership positions
  • Mid-semester progress check with your instructors and turn in form to director at mid-semester meeting
  • Participate in the MEP events at the College of Engineering, including the Annual Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference in October
  • Participate in the two career and professional development events, including the Engineering Career Fair.

Interested students can apply for consideration online.

The MEP Graduate Fellowship is designed to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Fellows will receive $10,000 towards their first-year stipend, $10,000 towards their last year in the Ph.D. program and a $3,000 professional development award. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives. Fellows also take part in mentoring current MEP undergraduate scholars.

Criteria Summary:

  • Accepted first year engineering doctoral students
  • Member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents accepted for fall admission in the College of Engineering. Priority application deadline: January 1

The MEP Success Award is designed to provide incoming first year masters, and Ph.D. students with the opportunity to take part in professional development or research conferences. Awardees will receive a $3,000 supplemental fellowship for one year. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives.

Criteria Summary:

  • Accepted first year engineering doctoral students
  • Member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

For any questions related to the above programs, please contact us:

Tojan Rahhal | rahhalt@missouri.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives

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