When an assistantship is available at either the master’s or doctoral level, Dr. Alexandria Graves, interim director for the Office of Diversity Affairs, will submit a call for applications to the directors of graduate programs and department heads in each CALS department.
Directors of graduate programs must mail Dr. Graves the following information by the deadline in the Call for Applications:
- One copy of the student’s complete application package (e.g, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.)
- Student’s completed supplemental form (PDF)
- Name of the student’s graduate faculty research mentor
- Short statement detailing why this student should receive the assistantship
- Signed letter of commitment from the department head for continued financial support needed by students for degree completion
Criteria for consideration includes academic record and educational background, evidence of exceptional personal talents, unique service experiences, and involvement in student and community organizations. Students who meet these criteria and have received their undergraduate degree from a historically black college or university (HBCU), Hispanic-serving institution (HIS), or tribal college or university (TCU) will receive priority.