2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 16-19, 2019
There are various barriers facing adult students and veterans completing engineering degrees. Many of these student’s work part- or full-time while in college. In order to help these students, enable high retention rates, and decrease time to graduation require an in-depth understanding of specific student populations, especially ones classified as underrepresented. This paper provides an initial look into the first year of a scholarship program, funded by the National Science Foundation, and student success activities designed to support high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need pursuing bachelor's degrees in engineering and engineering technology. Support services and scholarships are for veterans who have exhausted their GI Bill Benefits, but have not yet graduated. This paper will give an overview of current academic and mentoring support to increase academic success and workplace readiness, ensuring these students are ready to meet the demands of government, industry, and business.
Original Publication Citation
Jovanovic, V. M., Dean, A. W., Sibson, K. B., Tomovic, C., & Landaeta, R. (2019). Establishing a pathway to completion for pursuing engineering and engineering technology degrees through a scholarship program at Old Dominion University. Paper presented at the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 16-19, 2019.
Jovanovic, Vukica M.; Dean, Anthony W.; Sibson, Kim Bullington; Tomovic, Cynthia; and Landaeta, Rafael, "Establishing a Pathway to Completion for Pursuing Engineering and Engineering Technology Degrees Through a Scholarship Program at Old Dominion University" (2019). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 131.