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Scholarships for Sex

Scholarships for Sex

 https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/20/financial-aid-director-north-idaho-college-arrested-offering-scholarships-sex
February 20, 2015

The financial aid director at North Idaho College was arrested this month and fired for offering to trade scholarships for sex with a student. However, the student wasn't real.

Joseph Bekken was arrested and jailed on charged of attempted misuse of public funds, attempted procurement of prostitution, burglary, using a computer in a scheme to defraud and bribery.

According to a police report, authorities tracked him down after spotting an ad on Craigslist in the Casual Encounters section that left officers thinking that a faculty member might be inappropriately approaching students at the college, known by its acronym, NIC. The ad indicated a willingness to help a range of students: "Hello. I have a proposition for NIC students. E-mail me and we can discuss." He then specified that he would be open to women, men or couples.

Authorities then contacted the college, which reported that officials there had been told of a similar post last year, which they at the time believed to be from a faculty member. But they were unable to track down the sender. This time, the college created a fake e-mail account in a student's name so that police officers could communicate with the person who had posted the Craigslist ad. In e-mail exchanges, the man later identified as Bekken wrote: "I have some grant money that I can get applied to your account. I just look for some fun in return."

Police officers continued the discussion -- in the name of a fake student named Sheryl Roberts. They also found out that Bekken had asked someone in his office to help find some scholarship funds for him to give to Roberts, and that he managed to do so. (The employee in the office was unaware of why Bekken allegedly wanted the funds for this particular student.)

E-mails continued to be exchanged, with Bekken describing himself as an English instructor. At one point, the person authorities identified as Bekken wrote: "I'm really antsy honestly. I've never done something like this and I hope it doesn't come back to bite me. Anyhow, I hope you are discreet and I will be too. If this works, we can keep it going for future semesters."

Eventually, a meeting was set up, and police officers then questioned Bekken, who turned up at an address expecting to meeting Roberts. The police report says he admitted that he had sent $587 to an account set up for Roberts (the fake student), in the hope of having sex with her, and the transfer of funds was verified. The money was from the college's foundation. Bekken said that he had been trying to do this with past Craigslist ads for several semesters, but that the fake Roberts was the first student who had agreed to a meeting.

Joe Dunlap, president of the college, issued this statement: "The individual charged in this case is no longer an employee of the college and North Idaho College has been cooperating fully with law enforcement from the very beginning of the investigation. I am grateful for the knowledge and training of our staff that resulted in a swift and decisive response to this incident."

Bekken could not be reached for comment, and did not respond to an e-mail message, but the police report indicated that he did not deny involvement. He was insistent, the police report said, on the source of funds being the foundation. "Joseph was adamant there were no federal funds in his propositions," the police report said.

Gates Surveys Faculty Attitudes

Gates Surveys Faculty Attitudes
February 11, 2015

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week released results from a survey it commissioned of faculty attitudes, with a particular focus on courseware that can "personalize" learning. FTI Consulting conducted the survey, receiving roughly 4,000 responses.

Daniel Greenstein, the foundation's director of postsecondary success, summarized the findings in a written statement. He said the survey found that a significant number of faculty members are "open to using courseware and other innovations to improve their students' success." The report also described specific obstacles faculty face in "evolving their practice," he said, and detailed what colleges can do to reduce or eliminate those obstacles.

“It’s vital to better understand the views of faculty and what supports they say they need to continue to advance student outcomes,” Greenstein said of the survey.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/02/11/gates-surveys-faculty-attitudes

 

Earned doctoral degrees, by citizenship, field, and race/ethnicity: 2000–09

NOTES: Racial/ethnic breakouts for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only; temporary resident includes all racial/ethnic groups. Data in this table differ from doctoral degree data in other tables and figures in this report that are based on NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates and that refer to research doctorates only. Greatest differences are in psychology and medical/other life sciences. In 2008 National Center for Education Statistics allowed optional reporting in three new doctoral degree categories: doctor's—research/scholarship, doctor's—professional practice, and doctor's—other. Degrees formerly classified as professional degrees (e.g., MDs, and JDs) can now be reported as doctoral degrees, most often as doctor's—professional practice. Data for 2008 and 2009 in this table include only those doctorates reported under the old doctoral degree category plus those reported as doctor's—research/scholarship.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey; and National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Integrated Science and Engineering Resources Data System (WebCASPAR), http://webcaspar.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

Earned doctoral degrees, by citizenship, field, and race/ethnicity: 2000–09
Citizenship, field, and race/ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
All citizenships and races/ethnicities
All fields 44,947 45,068 44,311 46,177 48,560 52,855 56,309 60,887 61,716 61,730
S&E 27,862 28,096 27,588 28,746 30,979 34,468 37,541 40,980 41,480 41,111
Engineering 5,384 5,561 5,196 5,282 5,931 6,548 7,402 8,066 8,110 7,915
Aerospace 203 202 193 178 190 205 209 234 232 257
Chemical 665 680 693 608 708 872 911 915 950 886
Civil 628 647 669 685 736 830 864 935 909 902
Electrical 1,515 1,527 1,361 1,402 1,634 1,782 2,124 2,380 2,279 2,090
Industrial 218 262 275 258 280 286 302 364 346 333
Materials 454 454 381 457 494 514 611 663 665 661
Mechanical 821 906 813 786 835 963 1,139 1,138 1,149 1,186
Other 880 883 811 908 1,054 1,096 1,242 1,437 1,580 1,600
Science 22,478 22,535 22,392 23,464 25,048 27,920 30,139 32,914 33,370 33,196
Natural sciences 14,296 14,084 14,385 15,340 16,773 19,329 21,563 24,052 24,466 24,649
Agricultural sciences 984 934 969 1,060 1,016 1,004 1,037 1,068 1,080 1,143
Biological sciences 4,992 4,750 4,596 5,212 5,491 5,925 6,138 6,703 7,319 7,429
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 579 542 562 544 540 572 600 727 683 724
Atmospheric sciences 87 70 68 78 77 96 95 87 106 110
Earth sciences 393 380 404 368 369 379 430 513 469 503
Oceanography 99 92 90 98 94 97 75 127 108 111
Mathematics/computer sciences 1,858 1,769 1,677 1,825 1,975 2,301 2,713 2,953 3,058 3,110
Computer sciences 777 768 750 816 910 1,121 1,416 1,597 1,696 1,574
Mathematics/statistics 1,081 1,001 927 1,009 1,065 1,180 1,297 1,356 1,362 1,536
Medical/other life sciences 2,439 2,643 3,334 3,321 4,406 5,907 7,089 8,392 8,121 7,827
Medical sciences 893 864 882 850 1,010 1,144 1,252 1,293 1,320 1,254
Other life sciences 1,546 1,779 2,452 2,471 3,396 4,763 5,837 7,099 6,801 6,573
Physical sciences 3,444 3,446 3,247 3,378 3,345 3,620 3,986 4,209 4,205 4,416
Astronomy 101 103 70 101 101 115 114 128 163 143
Chemistry 2,090 2,134 2,037 2,158 2,105 2,226 2,502 2,606 2,495 2,652
Physics 1,208 1,169 1,096 1,089 1,119 1,254 1,341 1,442 1,507 1,580
Other physical sciences 45 40 44 30 20 25 29 33 40 41
Social/behavioral sciences 8,182 8,451 8,007 8,124 8,275 8,591 8,576 8,862 8,904 8,547
Psychology 4,200 4,538 4,185 4,258 4,389 4,681 4,484 4,696 4,600 4,046
Social sciences 3,982 3,913 3,822 3,866 3,886 3,910 4,092 4,166 4,304 4,501
Anthropology 471 428 508 487 537 459 480 519 491 527
Area/ethnic studies 212 216 209 176 204 184 220 226 246 226
Economics 1,001 1,016 961 967 978 1,111 1,057 1,107 1,172 1,172
History of science 23 21 20 27 20 28 34 27 34 19
Linguistics 202 193 152 201 194 172 216 219 215 240
Political science/public administration 1,019 1,047 992 1,055 1,001 1,049 1,098 1,093 1,104 1,244
Sociology 602 550 547 598 564 534 574 573 594 635
Other social sciences 452 442 433 355 388 373 413 402 448 438
Non-S&E 17,085 16,972 16,723 17,431 17,581 18,387 18,768 19,907 20,236 20,619
U.S. citizen/permanent resident
All fields 34,113 34,105 33,382 34,551 35,807 38,512 40,334 43,888 44,509 45,019
S&E 19,401 19,382 19,110 19,731 21,136 23,113 24,816 27,283 27,594 27,753
Engineering 2,656 2,562 2,261 2,237 2,347 2,452 2,714 2,994 3,180 3,374
Aerospace 125 101 77 72 73 91 80 108 103 137
Chemical 364 357 354 295 340 360 423 373 417 437
Civil 319 300 273 283 257 296 296 359 330 348
Electrical 641 587 506 478 531 567 560 645 704 711
Industrial 104 109 115 93 119 107 117 129 125 112
Materials 240 217 172 198 205 191 242 286 284 281
Mechanical 384 414 335 336 307 338 388 376 406 472
Other 479 477 429 482 515 502 608 718 811 876
Science 16,745 16,820 16,849 17,494 18,789 20,661 22,102 24,289 24,414 24,379
Natural sciences 9,779 9,682 10,048 10,765 11,872 13,661 15,139 17,116 17,248 17,699
Agricultural sciences 553 544 549 626 601 611 640 643 668 715
Biological sciences 3,724 3,579 3,443 3,901 4,118 4,330 4,377 4,713 5,091 5,310
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 409 362 368 376 356 360 389 481 436 477
Atmospheric sciences 57 40 43 46 45 54 45 48 58 68
Earth sciences 280 258 266 259 245 244 296 347 302 333
Oceanography 72 64 59 71 66 62 48 86 76 76
Mathematics/computer sciences 990 920 848 926 963 1,040 1,134 1,325 1,338 1,518
Computer sciences 402 395 410 413 455 500 551 680 667 730
Mathematics/statistics 588 525 438 513 508 540 583 645 671 788
Medical/other life sciences 1,955 2,121 2,796 2,876 3,865 5,284 6,416 7,688 7,408 7,193
Medical sciences 615 582 568 577 655 735 816 862 910 848
Other life sciences 1,340 1,539 2,228 2,299 3,210 4,549 5,600 6,826 6,498 6,345
Physical sciences 2,148 2,156 2,044 2,060 1,969 2,036 2,183 2,266 2,307 2,486
Astronomy 76 78 53 79 75 73 73 89 117 98
Chemistry 1,336 1,383 1,355 1,374 1,321 1,366 1,461 1,464 1,414 1,586
Physics 708 677 604 591 562 585 635 696 754 781
Other physical sciences 28 18 32 16 11 12 14 17 22 21
Social/behavioral sciences 6,966 7,138 6,801 6,729 6,917 7,000 6,963 7,173 7,166 6,680
Psychology 4,042 4,381 4,042 4,059 4,191 4,452 4,230 4,450 4,359 3,770
Social sciences 2,924 2,757 2,759 2,670 2,726 2,548 2,733 2,723 2,807 2,910
Anthropology 409 356 430 420 466 392 425 433 416 431
Area/ethnic studies 180 180 180 149 168 154 187 202 190 178
Economics 474 422 419 377 396 368 371 369 438 408
History of science 18 20 16 24 14 21 28 16 29 12
Linguistics 105 100 84 102 105 95 114 123 114 145
Political science/public administration 856 859 821 827 809 806 827 811 822 919
Sociology 510 473 474 492 460 436 466 459 477 499
Other social sciences 372 347 335 279 308 276 315 310 321 318
Non-S&E 14,712 14,723 14,272 14,820 14,671 15,399 15,518 16,605 16,915 17,266
White
All fields 26,471 25,865 25,319 25,864 26,425 28,152 29,114 31,355 31,342 31,526
S&E 14,975 14,663 14,620 14,926 15,765 17,082 18,057 19,929 19,824 20,004
Engineering 1,948 1,844 1,592 1,571 1,633 1,696 1,818 1,973 2,112 2,235
Aerospace 108 79 65 48 61 73 60 81 81 99
Chemical 275 271 240 209 242 275 297 250 296 312
Civil 238 225 205 216 188 209 208 245 231 241
Electrical 436 374 325 282 331 346 346 367 397 415
Industrial 79 79 83 67 88 73 77 82 71 71
Materials 191 170 135 150 159 136 163 191 209 194
Mechanical 261 285 236 254 200 242 274 265 282 320
Other 360 361 303 345 364 342 393 492 545 583
Science 13,027 12,819 13,028 13,355 14,132 15,386 16,239 17,956 17,712 17,769
Natural sciences 7,621 7,387 7,863 8,263 9,052 10,324 11,300 12,877 12,716 13,094
Agricultural sciences 470 453 474 522 502 519 526 541 534 576
Biological sciences 2,845 2,689 2,613 2,912 3,047 3,172 3,206 3,426 3,608 3,782
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 344 301 332 318 311 300 328 400 349 390
Atmospheric sciences 50 33 40 36 37 43 30 39 49 61
Earth sciences 230 210 242 224 212 204 258 289 235 263
Oceanography 64 58 50 58 62 53 40 72 65 66
Mathematics/computer sciences 746 687 624 671 697 706 784 895 936 1,042
Computer sciences 289 287 264 282 309 308 356 437 446 483
Mathematics/statistics 457 400 360 389 388 398 428 458 490 559
Medical/other life sciences 1,544 1,643 2,247 2,249 2,995 4,101 4,811 5,948 5,604 5,452
Medical sciences 465 417 422 398 471 475 531 578 583 553
Other life sciences 1,079 1,226 1,825 1,851 2,524 3,626 4,280 5,370 5,021 4,899
Physical sciences 1,672 1,614 1,573 1,591 1,500 1,526 1,645 1,667 1,685 1,852
Astronomy 55 52 41 61 63 62 57 63 94 85
Chemistry 1,030 1,028 1,031 1,078 986 1,021 1,080 1,071 993 1,145
Physics 561 516 473 437 442 435 496 519 582 603
Other physical sciences 26 18 28 15 9 8 12 14 16 19
Social/behavioral sciences 5,406 5,432 5,165 5,092 5,080 5,062 4,939 5,079 4,996 4,675
Psychology 3,186 3,373 3,104 3,145 3,057 3,241 3,034 3,171 3,036 2,664
Social sciences 2,220 2,059 2,061 1,947 2,023 1,821 1,905 1,908 1,960 2,011
Anthropology 332 283 326 313 349 296 325 330 299 308
Area/ethnic studies 123 116 106 84 93 84 91 103 109 95
Economics 349 325 318 272 286 244 237 233 292 281
History of science 11 15 12 20 13 17 19 13 20 11
Linguistics 82 66 65 74 82 73 74 86 95 99
Political science/public administration 659 636 625 596 605 591 580 573 578 622
Sociology 375 343 340 356 352 301 337 326 321 354
Other social sciences 289 275 269 232 243 215 242 244 246 241
Non-S&E 11,496 11,202 10,699 10,938 10,660 11,070 11,057 11,426 11,518 11,522
Asian/Pacific Islander
All fields 2,297 2,440 2,184 2,259 2,464 2,695 2,996 3,251 3,201 3,203
S&E 1,714 1,767 1,606 1,651 1,816 2,071 2,249 2,414 2,393 2,394
Engineering 380 398 357 292 346 372 470 508 501 504
Aerospace 9 11 3 8 8 8 11 8 9 16
Chemical 50 49 65 44 64 43 70 63 55 56
Civil 37 33 30 19 25 40 44 50 38 35
Electrical 120 127 111 112 97 128 121 156 174 156
Industrial 13 14 10 12 14 17 10 15 17 15
Materials 27 26 22 14 27 17 38 55 27 32
Mechanical 67 76 49 40 52 42 66 52 45 50
Other 57 62 67 43 59 77 110 109 136 144
Science 1,334 1,369 1,249 1,359 1,470 1,699 1,779 1,906 1,892 1,890
Natural sciences 979 982 914 1,000 1,086 1,313 1,361 1,451 1,442 1,461
Agricultural sciences 26 24 17 28 28 22 25 24 34 34
Biological sciences 429 399 388 475 489 508 477 563 575 567
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 15 25 12 15 12 16 23 11 17 15
Atmospheric sciences 3 5 1 6 4 6 6 1 1 1
Earth sciences 12 19 8 7 8 6 16 8 12 10
Oceanography 0 1 3 2 0 4 1 2 4 4
Mathematics/computer sciences 127 108 98 98 110 142 155 190 140 194
Computer sciences 56 53 72 55 62 88 92 111 87 116
Mathematics/statistics 71 55 26 43 48 54 63 79 53 78
Medical/other life sciences 196 211 229 214 276 416 461 441 460 447
Medical sciences 69 69 67 67 69 107 124 104 107 102
Other life sciences 127 142 162 147 207 309 337 337 353 345
Physical sciences 186 215 170 170 171 209 220 222 216 204
Astronomy 8 4 3 5 7 6 6 6 4 3
Chemistry 124 138 120 111 127 139 160 155 150 148
Physics 52 73 45 53 37 62 54 60 57 53
Other physical sciences 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 5 0
Social/behavioral sciences 355 387 335 359 384 386 418 455 450 429
Psychology 181 209 177 195 224 221 242 265 252 207
Social sciences 174 178 158 164 160 165 176 190 198 222
Anthropology 16 19 13 22 23 17 23 23 29 18
Area/ethnic studies 7 11 13 17 18 13 14 16 9 10
Economics 44 42 44 38 33 46 47 50 49 48
History of science 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0
Linguistics 15 13 10 10 10 10 20 24 9 27
Political science/public administration 44 46 41 42 38 41 38 42 45 60
Sociology 27 33 25 25 25 26 21 23 38 38
Other social sciences 21 14 12 9 13 11 11 11 18 21
Non-S&E 583 673 578 608 648 624 747 837 808 809
Black
All fields 2,147 2,091 2,268 2,362 2,725 2,854 2,884 3,452 3,478 3,645
S&E 821 838 871 893 1,034 1,071 1,204 1,287 1,352 1,451
Engineering 91 98 80 94 99 101 110 117 128 139
Aerospace 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 2 2 3
Chemical 8 15 10 8 7 9 13 18 17 11
Civil 8 9 11 11 6 10 9 10 9 9
Electrical 23 28 17 19 33 28 20 24 21 30
Industrial 6 5 6 6 10 6 11 8 18 10
Materials 5 5 4 9 6 7 11 8 13 15
Mechanical 24 17 16 12 18 12 13 16 23 19
Other 13 18 15 28 19 28 29 31 25 42
Science 730 740 791 799 935 970 1,094 1,170 1,224 1,312
Natural sciences 316 308 344 366 459 492 605 664 754 831
Agricultural sciences 20 16 16 26 20 19 28 24 26 28
Biological sciences 106 101 112 110 159 152 173 173 229 252
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 3 3 3 11 5 3 3 7 7 6
Atmospheric sciences 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 1 2
Earth sciences 2 3 2 6 3 2 0 3 5 4
Oceanography 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 0
Mathematics/computer sciences 28 26 35 36 26 37 41 51 46 57
Computer sciences 15 9 21 17 18 19 21 30 24 30
Mathematics/statistics 13 17 14 19 8 18 20 21 22 27
Medical/other life sciences 94 90 109 118 185 229 305 323 369 410
Medical sciences 36 30 29 36 46 62 74 75 73 78
Other life sciences 58 60 80 82 139 167 231 248 296 332
Physical sciences 65 72 69 65 64 52 55 86 77 78
Astronomy 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0
Chemistry 45 56 46 47 51 37 43 64 62 66
Physics 19 16 22 17 11 15 11 20 15 11
Other physical sciences 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Social/behavioral sciences 414 432 447 433 476 478 489 506 470 481
Psychology 214 240 231 241 281 275 256 278 271 259
Social sciences 200 192 216 192 195 203 233 228 199 222
Anthropology 20 12 25 23 26 24 21 19 18 22
Area/ethnic studies 17 25 28 17 22 21 36 38 36 33
Economics 22 9 19 11 19 9 18 18 15 8
History of science 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
Linguistics 1 4 1 0 4 2 5 0 2 2
Political science/public administration 70 79 78 79 67 83 90 85 67 94
Sociology 50 42 44 51 40 44 45 47 45 48
Other social sciences 20 20 20 11 17 19 17 20 16 14
Non-S&E 1,326 1,253 1,397 1,469 1,691 1,783 1,680 2,165 2,126 2,194
Hispanic
All fields 1,382 1,594 1,503 1,609 1,739 1,914 1,980 2,138 2,410 2,419
S&E 775 905 840 878 1,057 1,121 1,190 1,301 1,499 1,335
Engineering 86 88 88 106 101 98 105 138 130 153
Aerospace 2 7 3 4 3 4 0 7 3 8
Chemical 18 8 17 13 9 20 20 16 20 22
Civil 11 14 6 14 21 13 16 25 14 21
Electrical 17 17 26 22 19 14 11 33 27 27
Industrial 3 4 9 2 2 4 12 12 9 6
Materials 7 10 5 9 6 13 12 9 7 10
Mechanical 10 16 11 15 13 14 12 13 17 28
Other 18 12 11 27 28 16 22 23 33 31
Science 689 817 752 772 956 1,023 1,085 1,163 1,369 1,182
Natural sciences 319 386 342 382 468 503 573 619 803 727
Agricultural sciences 13 21 20 16 17 14 36 15 18 21
Biological sciences 149 155 139 171 186 216 212 226 274 282
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 9 10 4 8 10 11 12 18 17 14
Atmospheric sciences 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 0
Earth sciences 6 6 1 3 10 9 10 12 13 12
Oceanography 2 4 2 4 0 1 0 4 2 2
Mathematics/computer sciences 25 29 28 28 41 38 33 38 45 58
Computer sciences 13 12 19 11 18 17 6 17 16 23
Mathematics/statistics 12 17 9 17 23 21 27 21 29 35
Medical/other life sciences 56 90 82 94 141 148 187 230 337 237
Medical sciences 16 28 22 29 31 30 34 51 84 38
Other life sciences 40 62 60 65 110 118 153 179 253 199
Physical sciences 67 81 69 65 73 76 93 92 112 115
Astronomy 3 4 1 2 2 2 1 5 3 4
Chemistry 45 59 48 44 58 57 70 65 89 86
Physics 19 18 19 19 13 16 21 22 20 25
Other physical sciences 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Social/behavioral sciences 370 431 410 390 488 520 512 544 566 455
Psychology 267 308 297 247 339 388 367 417 420 316
Social sciences 103 123 113 143 149 132 145 127 146 139
Anthropology 8 19 20 29 37 20 25 18 29 34
Area/ethnic studies 7 9 10 8 13 12 13 14 11 8
Economics 18 18 13 20 25 22 21 22 16 18
History of science 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Linguistics 1 5 3 4 2 3 4 3 3 4
Political science/public administration 28 34 35 36 43 35 35 34 36 37
Sociology 24 24 22 37 24 29 37 23 38 22
Other social sciences 16 12 10 9 5 10 8 12 13 16
Non-S&E 607 689 663 731 682 793 790 837 911 1,084
American Indian/Alaska Native
All fields 155 170 175 185 206 224 214 232 244 282
S&E 82 88 84 106 117 109 111 128 139 154
Engineering 5 10 6 12 8 6 7 8 15 19
Aerospace 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Chemical 0 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 5
Civil 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 3
Electrical 1 3 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 2
Industrial 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Materials 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 2
Other 1 2 1 7 2 2 1 2 3 6
Science 77 78 78 94 109 103 104 120 124 135
Natural sciences 34 33 36 39 53 56 50 62 74 83
Agricultural sciences 2 1 0 1 7 4 1 3 8 5
Biological sciences 8 14 14 18 16 18 19 23 20 27
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 6 0 0 1 3 3 0 2 2 2
Atmospheric sciences 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Earth sciences 5 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 1
Oceanography 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mathematics/computer sciences 2 3 2 2 1 0 6 4 2 5
Computer sciences 0 1 1 1 1 0 6 3 0 2
Mathematics/statistics 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3
Medical/other life sciences 8 10 11 11 14 24 15 23 37 34
Medical sciences 4 4 2 4 2 2 3 5 5 7
Other life sciences 4 6 9 7 12 22 12 18 32 27
Physical sciences 8 5 9 6 12 7 9 7 5 10
Astronomy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 7 5 7 6 9 6 6 3 4 7
Physics 0 0 2 0 3 1 3 4 1 3
Other physical sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social/behavioral sciences 43 45 42 55 56 47 54 58 50 52
Psychology 28 27 24 31 36 29 32 36 31 23
Social sciences 15 18 18 24 20 18 22 22 19 29
Anthropology 4 3 6 6 5 4 4 6 1 6
Area/ethnic studies 2 2 3 2 3 4 5 6 6 11
Economics 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 1 1
History of science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
Political science/public administration 3 7 1 4 4 3 4 0 6 6
Sociology 4 4 7 6 1 5 0 4 3 3
Other social sciences 2 1 1 4 6 2 6 3 0 2
Non-S&E 73 82 91 79 89 115 103 104 105 128
Other/unknown race/ethnicity
All fields 1,661 1,945 1,933 2,272 2,248 2,673 3,146 3,460 3,834 3,944
S&E 1,034 1,121 1,089 1,277 1,347 1,659 2,005 2,224 2,387 2,415
Engineering 146 124 138 162 160 179 204 250 294 324
Aerospace 2 3 5 11 1 4 5 10 7 11
Chemical 13 11 21 20 17 13 22 25 27 31
Civil 24 19 20 23 16 24 19 26 36 39
Electrical 44 38 27 40 48 51 60 64 83 81
Industrial 3 7 7 6 5 7 6 12 9 10
Materials 10 6 5 16 7 17 18 23 27 29
Mechanical 20 18 21 14 23 26 21 29 36 53
Other 30 22 32 32 43 37 53 61 69 70
Science 888 997 951 1,115 1,187 1,480 1,801 1,974 2,093 2,091
Natural sciences 510 586 549 715 754 973 1,250 1,443 1,459 1,503
Agricultural sciences 22 29 22 33 27 33 24 36 48 51
Biological sciences 187 221 177 215 221 264 290 302 385 400
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 32 23 17 23 15 27 23 43 44 50
Atmospheric sciences 2 2 0 1 2 3 5 4 5 4
Earth sciences 25 20 13 18 10 21 12 34 35 43
Oceanography 5 1 4 4 3 3 6 5 4 3
Mathematics/computer sciences 62 67 61 91 88 117 115 147 169 162
Computer sciences 29 33 33 47 47 68 70 82 94 76
Mathematics/statistics 33 34 28 44 41 49 45 65 75 86
Medical/other life sciences 57 77 118 190 254 366 637 723 601 613
Medical sciences 25 34 26 43 36 59 50 49 58 70
Other life sciences 32 43 92 147 218 307 587 674 543 543
Physical sciences 150 169 154 163 149 166 161 192 212 227
Astronomy 8 18 7 10 2 3 8 13 16 6
Chemistry 85 97 103 88 90 106 102 106 116 134
Physics 57 54 43 65 56 56 50 71 79 86
Other physical sciences 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1
Social/behavioral sciences 378 411 402 400 433 507 551 531 634 588
Psychology 166 224 209 200 254 298 299 283 349 301
Social sciences 212 187 193 200 179 209 252 248 285 287
Anthropology 29 20 40 27 26 31 27 37 40 43
Area/ethnic studies 24 17 20 21 19 20 28 25 19 21
Economics 41 28 25 34 32 47 46 44 65 52
History of science 6 2 3 3 1 1 4 0 8 0
Linguistics 6 11 5 14 7 7 10 9 3 13
Political science/public administration 52 57 41 70 52 53 80 77 90 100
Sociology 30 27 36 17 18 31 26 36 32 34
Other social sciences 24 25 23 14 24 19 31 20 28 24
Non-S&E 627 824 844 995 901 1,014 1,141 1,236 1,447 1,529
Temporary resident
All fields 10,834 10,963 10,929 11,626 12,753 14,343 15,975 16,999 17,207 16,711
S&E 8,461 8,714 8,478 9,015 9,843 11,355 12,725 13,697 13,886 13,358
Engineering 2,728 2,999 2,935 3,045 3,584 4,096 4,688 5,072 4,930 4,541
Aerospace 78 101 116 106 117 114 129 126 129 120
Chemical 301 323 339 313 368 512 488 542 533 449
Civil 309 347 396 402 479 534 568 576 579 554
Electrical 874 940 855 924 1,103 1,215 1,564 1,735 1,575 1,379
Industrial 114 153 160 165 161 179 185 235 221 221
Materials 214 237 209 259 289 323 369 377 381 380
Mechanical 437 492 478 450 528 625 751 762 743 714
Other 401 406 382 426 539 594 634 719 769 724
Science 5,733 5,715 5,543 5,970 6,259 7,259 8,037 8,625 8,956 8,817
Natural sciences 4,517 4,402 4,337 4,575 4,901 5,668 6,424 6,936 7,218 6,950
Agricultural sciences 431 390 420 434 415 393 397 425 412 428
Biological sciences 1,268 1,171 1,153 1,311 1,373 1,595 1,761 1,990 2,228 2,119
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 170 180 194 168 184 212 211 246 247 247
Atmospheric sciences 30 30 25 32 32 42 50 39 48 42
Earth sciences 113 122 138 109 124 135 134 166 167 170
Oceanography 27 28 31 27 28 35 27 41 32 35
Mathematics/computer sciences 868 849 829 899 1,012 1,261 1,579 1,628 1,720 1,592
Computer sciences 375 373 340 403 455 621 865 917 1,029 844
Mathematics/statistics 493 476 489 496 557 640 714 711 691 748
Medical/other life sciences 484 522 538 445 541 623 673 704 713 634
Medical sciences 278 282 314 273 355 409 436 431 410 406
Other life sciences 206 240 224 172 186 214 237 273 303 228
Physical sciences 1,296 1,290 1,203 1,318 1,376 1,584 1,803 1,943 1,898 1,930
Astronomy 25 25 17 22 26 42 41 39 46 45
Chemistry 754 751 682 784 784 860 1,041 1,142 1,081 1,066
Physics 500 492 492 498 557 669 706 746 753 799
Other physical sciences 17 22 12 14 9 13 15 16 18 20
Social/behavioral sciences 1,216 1,313 1,206 1,395 1,358 1,591 1,613 1,689 1,738 1,867
Psychology 158 157 143 199 198 229 254 246 241 276
Social sciences 1,058 1,156 1,063 1,196 1,160 1,362 1,359 1,443 1,497 1,591
Anthropology 62 72 78 67 71 67 55 86 75 96
Area/ethnic studies 32 36 29 27 36 30 33 24 56 48
Economics 527 594 542 590 582 743 686 738 734 764
History of science 5 1 4 3 6 7 6 11 5 7
Linguistics 97 93 68 99 89 77 102 96 101 95
Political science/public administration 163 188 171 228 192 243 271 282 282 325
Sociology 92 77 73 106 104 98 108 114 117 136
Other social sciences 80 95 98 76 80 97 98 92 127 120
Non-S&E 2,373 2,249 2,451 2,611 2,910 2,988 3,250 3,302 3,321 3,353

How can I get full scholarship to study at a top US university for PhD?

How Can I Get Full Scholarship to Study at a Top US University for my PhD?

The good news is that almost all top US universities offer PhD scholarships to attract good students.  These scholarship can cover all your tuition expenses (basically you earn a PhD with no tuition) and some top US universities even pay a small amount to cover your living expenses, like accommodation and books. It is very rare that universities will admit students without any kind of scholarship for a PhD program.

So what should you do to get a PhD scholarship at a top US university?

  1.  Your academic profile and GRE scores or GMAT scores must be good. So work hard and study hard for these tests. Your GRE scores and GMAT scores will decide the kind of university you get admitted to. So if it is very important.
  2. The percentage of marks in your Master's program must also be good. If you are below average, then your test scores must be very strong to prove to the university that you are a good student with the necessary skills. 
  3. Make sure that your TOEFL or IELTS score is also above average. This does not apply to students from English speaking countries.
  4. Write a strong, clear and compelling essay explaining why you think you are a good fit with the university that you are applying to. Don't just praise the university or say flattering things. Instead really understand what the university has to offer and make a compelling argument about it.
  5. Write clearly about the focus of your research. Be specific, to the extent possible, about what you plan to study and research. Tie this with the research profiles of faculty at the university.
  6. You must get a strong letter of recommendation from faculty and researchers in the field who know your work.
  7. Apply early. Some universities will give out scholarships as they receive the applications. If you apply late, all the money may be gone!

Because good scholarships are available, top US universities receive a large number of applications from PhD students. The competition is still.  So you must stand out from the crowd. Hence, your grades and test scores must be good and your application must be thoughtful, well-written, and nearly perfect! An important point to note: even though you may get funding, in order to get a visa, financial documents must show that you have funds to support your education. We like to add that each and every one of the students that we have counseled for PhD has received full scholarship!