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Office of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
Dean Diversity Assistantship Nomination
Faculty are encouraged to nominate prospective students who add to the diversity of the department. Preference is given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, low income, racial/ethnic minorities, and women in STEM.
Funding is provided by the Graduate School and matched by the department to support the student's regular departmental assistantship rate and in-state tuition; the out-of-state fee is waived.
Students are responsible for paying their comprehensive fees.
Master's and doctoral level students are eligible for this award, however preference is given to doctoral candidates. The number of awards may vary from year to year. Departments can nominate up to 3 people.
To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their first year of graduate study.
Nominations due March 10, 2017.
Nominee's Email Address
Is this nominee a US Citizen or permanent resident?
To what academic program is the student applying?
Has the student been formally offered admissions?
What is the highest degree level the student is expected to complete at Virginia Tech? (Preference is given to doctoral students.)
Nominating Faculty/Staff member name
Nominating Faculty/Staff member email
Name of Department Head (is needed to confirm the matched funds)
Email address of Department Head
Does the department agree to match the funding provided by the Graduate School using departmental resources?
Please provide evidence that the student adds to the diversity of your department. Please also address the following: 1. Evidence that the student will contribute positively to the climate of the department, 2. evidence that the department is committed to the student's success 3. examples of what the student will accomplish through this assistantship.
This completes the nomination. The committee will meet by March 20th and respond by March 30th with formal offer agreements. The assistantship is administered through the Graduate School but the department is responsible for making arrangements for the student to serve in an assistantship capacity congruent with other students of the same level. Mentorship to the student is expected from the faculty nominator. It is the expectation that this student will be given additional attention provided by the department to ensure student success based on the student's diverse identities. Please engage the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives (ORDI) when guidance is needed in fulfilling these requirements. -Dannette Gomez Beane, Director, ORDI, firstname.lastname@example.org
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