The Black Excel Newsletter
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(1) Black American Students Accepted (and Matriculating)
at Specific Medical Schools in 2001
(2) Black American Applicants and Accept Totals to
All Medical Schools
(3) Florida A&M Crowned National Champion at
National Academic Challenge
(4) Federal Scholarships for Minority Students
(A New Web Site)
(5) 2003 Verizon HBCU Student Art Competition
(6) The Latino College Expo 2003 (New York City, April 5, 2003)
(7) COLLEGE VISITS 2003 Tour Schedule
(8) 50-PLUS COLLEGE FAIRS IN APRIL 2003
(9) Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court Update
(10) 2003 Resource Guide of Summer Opportunities for
Minority University Students
Black American Students Accepted
At Specific Medical Schools in 2001
Partial Listing (including HBCUs (*):
- *Howard---82 Students
- *Meharry---58 Students
- U. of Illinois---32 Students
- Wayne State---31 Students
- *Morehouse---30 Students
- Harvard---26 Students
- SUNY (Downstate)---23 Students
- Cornell--22 Students
- U. of North Carolina---21 Students
- Temple---21 Students
- UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson---20 Students
- U. of Tennessee---19 Students
- Case Western Reserve---18 Students
- Duke---18 Students
- U. of Michigan---17 Students
- UCP Hahnemann---16 Students
- U. of Alabama---16 Students
- U. of Pittsburgh---16 Students
- U. of Indiana---16 Students
- Louisiana State at New Orleans---16 Students
- U. of Los Angeles (UCLA & *Drew)---15 Students
- UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical---15 Students
(Black Excel note: There are 125 accredited medical schools in the US. The stats above were gathered from data presented in the Medical School Admission Requirements guide published by the Assoc. of American Medical Colleges, 2003-2004 edition.)
Black American Applicants and Accept Totals
To All Medical Schools
In 2000, 2,947 Black applicants applied.
In 2000, 1,177 Black applicants were accepted.
In 2000, 17,536 applicants from all race/ethnicity groups applied to medical school.
In 2001, 2,887 Black applicants applied.
In 2001, 1,230 Black applicants were accepted
In 2001, 17,456 applicants from all race/ethnicity groups applied to medical school.
(Data shown compiled from AAMC stats and charts published as of Oct. 2001.)
Florida A&M Crowned National Champion
At National Academic Challenge
Florida A&M has emerged as the National Champion of the 14th annual 2003 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. More than 320 college students from 64 HBCUs across the country competed in the three-day tournament in Orlando, Florida. Over $300,000 in institutional grants were awarded to winners in this academic competition among the best and brightest students from the nation's HBCUs. In the final match, Florida A&M students beat South Carolina State in a best two-out-of -three game series. Students answered questions on world history, science, literature, religion, the arts, social sciences, and African- American history and culture. Over the years, more than 15,000 HBCU students have participated and Honda has awarded nearly $3.5 million in grants to HBCUs to improve campus life, facilities, and academic resources.
Federal Scholarships For Minority Students
(A New Web Site)
A government agency has created a Web site collecting info on federally funded scholarship and job opportunities. The site, called e-Scholar (see link below) lists grants, scholarships, fellowships, and internships geared to high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. At present, the site features about $400 million in scholarships. The e-Scholar site also contains details on internships for minority students, opportunities to travel abroad, and more. For these gateways, go to:
2003 Verizon HBCU Student Art Competition
The 2003 Verizon HBCU Student Art Competition is being coordinated through the Fine Arts departments of HBCUs across the country. If you are an HBCU student, you will need to go to the Fine Arts department at your school in order to obtain entry forms. The competition begins on
February 1st and ends on April 25th. The prizes:
1 Grand Prize - $2,000 and 12-week paid internship within the Art Department of Burrell Communications Group in Chicago (optional)
1 First Prize - $1,000
1 Second Prize - $500
17 Honorable Mentions - Certificates of Achievement. The grand-prize-winning student's school will also be awarded a $25,000 Art & Technology grant from the Verizon Foundation.
Last years top winners were from Howard, Norfolk State, and University of District of Columbia. For more info, go to: http://www22.verizon.com/Pages/artcompetition/?loc=ART
The Latino College Expo 2003
(New York City, April 5, 2003)
The Latino College Expo, now in its 13th year, is said to be "the most anticipated educational event focusing on the Latino community in the Northeast." This New York City college fair usually attracts 1000+
Latino and minority high school students from New York City and surrounding counties. Over 150 colleges and representatives attend to help students answer questions about college and admissions. "The Latino College Expo Student Guide," will be distributed free to all students, parents, and counselors who attend.
DATE: Sat. April 5, 2003, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Pace University, One Pace Plaza. For more info or to obtain travel directions please call Pace University at (212) 346-1323 or email LatinoExpo@aol.com.
COLLEGE VISITS 2003 Tour Schedule
The COLLEGE VISITS group sponsors tours to many major colleges and universities across the country. One Middle Atlantic/Southeast tour is scheduled from June 15 - 20, 2003. Schools: Duke University; U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; George Washington, Georgetown;
Goucher College or Johns Hopkins University; Penn or Swarthmore College; Bryn Mawr or Haverford; American University or U. of Maryland; U. of Virginia; Davidson College; Virginia Polytechnic Inst.
The Cost: $935. Originating city: Atlanta, GA. For other tours or extra info email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.college-visits.com/schedule.htm
Other tours include schools like Harvard, MIT, Amherst, Boston College, New York University. Note HBCU tour date from the Southeast: July 27 - August 1.
50-PLUS COLLEGE FAIRS IN APRIL 2003
To review this list created by Renesselar Undergraduate Admissions go to: http://188.8.131.52/connecting/cf_April2003.cfm.
Also: College Fair Sponsored by National Scholarship Service For Negro Students (NSSFNS)
April 5 (Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Grand Ballroom B & C
2301 S. Martin L. King Drive
For Info. (404) 752-7277
Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court Update
Thousands of Affirmative-Action supporters, primarily students, rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (4/1) as the justices heard oral arguments in the University of Michigan cases. It was clear from the demonstrators' comments and banners that the U.S.-led war on Iraq has influenced the Affirmative-Action supporters and their arguments. "PhDs not POWs," one placard read.
Go to http://chronicle.com/daily/2003/04/2003040202n.htm.
(Only accessible by subscribers.)
2003 Resource Guide of Summer Opportunities
For Minority University Students
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