The Meyerhoff Family is now more than 800 strong, with more than 600 alumni across the nation. Some are scientists and researchers, while others are physicians and teachers. All share the common bonds of striving for excellence and supporting one another.
The achievements of each Meyerhoff Scholar are impressive, and the sheer number of success stories makes the program a national leader in expanding diversity in science, engineering, and related disciplines.
As of September 2013, the program has achieved the following results:
- Alumni from the program have earned 132 Ph.D.’s, 31 M.D./Ph.D.’s and 106 M.D.’s. Thirty-eight of these Ph.D.’s were awarded between 2005 and the first half of 2008. Meyerhoff graduates have received these degrees from a variety of institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T., Berkeley, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Rice, NYU, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Nearly 300 alumni are currently enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs.
- An additional 290 students are currently enrolled in the program for the 2013-2014 academic year, of whom 53% are African American, 22% Caucasian, 18% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 1% Native American.
- The program is having a dramatically positive impact on the number of minority students succeeding in STEM fields; students were 5.3 times more likely to have graduated from or be currently attending a STEM Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program than those students who were invited to join the program but declined and attended another university .