Faculty Perception of Undergraduate Research in NSF-Funded CSEMS Scholarship Programs

  • Rohitha Goonatilake
Keywords: NSF, CSEMS, STEM, scholarships, low income undergraduates, research, mentoring


As in other educational programs, scholarship programs offer mentoring to the recipients. In order to cultivate the maximum benefit, each recipient needs to be guided and appropriately advised, first to achieve the goals of the program and secondly, to benefit themselves from the scholarship. The purpose of the article is to investigate this aspect of the program when mentoring has been established for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematical Sciences (CSEMS) scholarship program [5].