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AGI Minority Participation Program
Past Scholar Survey
Name:
Ethnicity:
(check all that apply)
African American
Hispanic/Latino
Native American/Pacific Islander

What years did you receive an MPP scholarship?
Were you an:
(check all that apply)
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

What is the highest degree you have earned?
BA/BS
MA/MS
PhD
   
I am still in school

1. In what ways did the AGI MPP award have an impact on your educational career?
(check all that apply)

Helped me meet tuition needs
Helped offset cost of books
Alleviated my need to work while in school
Gave me support through mentoring by a member of the geoscience community
Added a prestigious award I could list on my resume
This program did not significantly help my academic career
Other:

2. What was the most valuable aspect of the MPP program to your educational career?

Receiving scholarship money
Having a mentor from the geoscience community
Being able to list this award on my resume or cv
Other:

3. Did you have contact with your MPP mentor while you were an AGI MPP Scholar?

Yes
No

4. Was having a mentor important to you?

Yes
No

5a. If you answered yes to question 4, why was having a mentor important to you?
(check all that apply)

My mentor discussed my classes and grades with me
My mentor offered me support with personal issues
My mentor helped me as I made career choices
My mentor helped me to network with the Geoscience Community
Other:

5b. If you answered no to question 4, why was having a mentor NOT important to you?
(check all that apply)

I did not get to know my mentor
I had a mentor from another source, such as my department or another program
I did not want an AGI MPP mentor
Other:

6. How could we improve the AGI MPP program?


7. Did you earn your intended degree in the geosciences?

Yes
No - I left before completing my program
No - I am still in school

8. If you left the geosciences, why?


9. What support systems were most helpful in helping you work toward your degree?
Please rank in order of importance, with 1 being most important.

Scholarship money/financial aid
Summer research experiences
On-campus relationships with mentors/professors
Mentor relationships with others from the geoscience community
Peer relationships
Tutoring programs
Other:

10. What issues did you face during your academic career?
(check all that apply)

Financial hardship of completing degree(s)
Family and friends did not support or understand my choice of major
Difficult to be the only minority student in my program
Undesirable geographic locations of geoscience programs or jobs
Other:

11. What is your current job?


12. In what field do you work?
(check all that apply)

Oil and Gas
University-level Education
K-12 Education
Mining
Environmental/Hydrology
Government agency
Non-science field
Other:

13. Do you have any other comments you would like to share about the AGI MPP program?


Can AGI contact you for follow-up surveys?
Yes
No
If yes, what is your address?
Address
 
City
State
Zip
Email


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