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The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity at the University of Rochester strives to expand the educational pipeline through the doctoral degree for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students. The center focuses on the creation of replicable and scalable educational models that will increase the number of low-income and historically underrepresented individuals pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
The center provides educational guidance, scholarships, and support services to students who:
- Come from low-income families
- Will be, or already are, the first person in their family to earn a college degree
- Come from racial groups identified by the federal government as underrepresented in higher education: African American, Native American, or Hispanic
We also help develop and guide the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts.