Undergraduate Alliance Scholars
are undergraduate students in the math sciences who come from
backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences and who wish to
attend a graduate program in one of these fields. Undergraduate Alliance Scholars are nominated
by Alliance Undergraduate Mentors
. If you don't know if there is an Undergraduate Alliance Mentor at
your school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
right away. We will introduce you if there
is one and work with you to recruit one if there isn't!
- Undergraduate Alliance Scholars will be paired with at least one Alliance Graduate Mentor through the Mentor Match program and, where possible, a Graduate Alliance Scholar, thus, together with the student's undergraduate mentor, forming a mentoring team for the student. This team will keep in touch, on an informal basis, with the student and with each other, these contacts increasing as the student gets closer to graduation.
- Undergraduate Alliance Scholars are eligible for the Alliance Summer Research Experiences, the Alliance Activity Scholarships, and the Alliance Field of Dreams Conference (read more about Alliance programs here).
Graduate Alliance Scholars:
Alliance Graduate Alliance Scholars are:
- students who had been Undergraduate Alliance Scholars and who have entered graduate programs (these programs do not have to be in Alliance departments, and they do not have to be in a math science)
- or students in graduate programs who have been nominated by an Alliance Graduate Mentor (these students are normally enrolled in graduate programs which have an Alliance Graduate Program Group)
We stay in touch with these students, using our website as well as other means, and we work to keep
them in touch with each other. If these students are enrolled in Alliance graduate programs, then we
include them in all local Alliance activities and will ask them to serve as mentors to our Undergraduate
Alliance Scholars. We also keep in touch with them as they finish their doctoral degrees and enter the
professoriate or other professions and will ask them to help in building our growing community.
Becoming an Alliance Undergraduate Scholar
To become an Alliance undergraduate scholar you must be nominated by an Alliance Undergraduate Mentor
. If you are nominated by an Alliance Undergraduate Mentor to attend the Alliance Conference, you will automatically become an Alliance Scholar. If you would like to apply to be an Alliance Scholar, please speak with an Alliance Undergraduate Mentor about nominating you! We will just need them to send in a letter of recommendation.
*If you attend a college or university that serves a high percentage of underrepresented students in the math sciences and do not have an Alliance Undergraduate Mentor, please consider talking with a faculty member about becoming an Alliance Undergraduate Mentor; they may then nominate you. Please also send us (email@example.com
) their contact information-the Alliance Director, Phil Kutzko, will get in touch with them.
Once you are an Alliance Scholar, you will be eligible to apply to all of our Alliance Programs
, so please check our website often for opportunities.