The President's Scholars Program
The President's Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarship for students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented at the College and in the STEM fields. This embraces a wide range of students, including women, ethnic minorities, students from rural areas and students who are the first in their families to attend college.
This program was created in response to the College's strategic planning in order to recruit a broader range of students and to help develop a diverse group of leaders for the country's science and engineering workforce. Broadening STEM education will not only help to expand the nation's pool of highly skilled professionals, but it will take advantage of the rich variety of perspectives found within the population.
In short, a diverse STEM workforce is a competitive advantage¯nationally and globally. The program also helps improve Harvey Mudd College's ability to compete with other top-ranking colleges and universities for talented students who are likely to attract high levels of financial aid because of academic merit and modest family backgrounds.
Katarina Hoeger '13
Katarina is from White Plains, N.Y. and plans to major in engineering or computer science. Katarina would like to get a Ph.D. and become a researcher, helping design green technology. "One day I hope to work for a major corporation like IBM or Boeing to help them design more environmentally friendly products that make life for everyone more sustainable." Katarina is involved in the Society of Women Engineers, Barnstormers, Capture the Flag, Summer Institute, the Underground Blues/Ballroom Dance clubs, Pomona Orchestra, Future Tech, and Mudders Organizing for Sustainability Solutions. She also works with the Office of Admission and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
Jennifer Iglesias '13
Jennifer is a joint math and computer science major from Aurora, Ill. where she attended the Illinois Math and Science Academy. Last summer, Jennifer was a counselor at MathPath, a month-long mathematics enrichment camp for middle school students. She was also a coach for the U.S. team for the China's Girls Math Olympiad Team, a high school math competition open to girls in multiple countries. A little over a year ago, she participated in this Olympiad and won a gold medal. This past year, Jennifer worked with Professor Orrison investigating the linear complexity of incidence matrices of partially ordered sets and this school year she is working as a grader for the math department. Jennifer says that she would like a career that involves pure math.
Huy Nguyen '13
Huy is an engineering major from Winnetka, Calif. He is an active member of HMC Science Bus, a student organization that organizes and prepares science lessons for elementary school students, and of Mudders Making a Difference, a group that focuses on community service for the surrounding communities. He also participates in Engineers for a Sustainable World, which brings together students and faculty interested in the green movement and how sustainability and green practices can be applied at Harvey Mudd and beyond. Huy works as a tutor for the Upward Bound program, a federally funded program that helps high school students increase their chances of getting into college.
President's Scholars Program Sponsors
|HMC is not alone in its commitment to diversity; companies, foundations, alumni and individuals also show their commitment to diversity through supporting PSP. Current and past sponsors include:|
The Boeing Company
Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
The Raytheon Company
Southern California Edison
FoundationsBeckman Coulter Foundation
John B. Kilroy, Sr. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation
The Walter A. Lantz Foundation
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Individual SponsorsMartin Caniff '74
Neil Chriss, HMC Trustee
Robert and Mary Jane Engman
Jason Fredrickson '99
President Maria Klawe and the HMC President's Cabinet
Peter Muller, HMC Trustee
Peter Osgood, HMC Office of Admission
Robert Prestezog '97 and Anna Prestezog '97
Paul Schulte '81 and Elizabeth De Baan Schulte '84
Fred Tomblin '63 and Barbara Tomblin (SCR '66)
David Wilbur '68 and Linda Wilbur
Jeff and Liesl Wilke
Katy Kuey Wong '97, past HMC Trustee, and Greg Wong
Eric Kim '76 and Eunhee Kim