Presidential Mentors Academy

The UNA Presidential Mentors Academy was established in 1997 with the University President's Office to develop a scholarship, mentoring, and leadership development program for underrepresented minority high school graduates. PMA grew from three graduates in 1997 to approximately 300 successful UNA alumni who have benefited from the program.

In the words from co-founder Dr. Ernestine Davis, "PMA scholarship recipients have a 90% success rate. Our students maintain an average 3.0 GPA or higher and continue on to get their master's degree after graduation."

Underrepresented populations are generally considered to include: Hispanic/Latinos, African/Black Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and those of two or more races of these underrepresented populations. This is in alignment with the Higher Education Act.

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