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Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
One award annually
Amount Awarded: 
$25,000 plus full base tuition
Application Period: 
2017-18 Academic Year
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
Process: 
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
All Graduate Students
About

Background:

In honor of Dr. Maria Teresa Velez, Associate Dean, University of Arizona Graduate College, and her lifelong commitment to promoting graduate student diversity and inclusion and pushing for the highest of excellence, the Graduate College established the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship. This award is given annually to a graduate student who, through his or her teaching, research, or outreach and service, has demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the community at large.

Award amount:

The award consists of $25,000 plus full base graduate tuition (excluding mandatory registration fees, student health insurance and any differential tuition) for one year only. The awardee must demonstrate sufficient need by filing the FAFSA if domestic or the FAFSA equivalent for international students found at Financial Need Calculation for International Student form.

Application Deadline:

June 5, 2017, 5p.m., for the 2017-18 academic year

Eligibility

The applicant must be a degree seeking graduate student in good academic standing admitted to a doctoral or Master’s program at the University of Arizona. The awardee must demonstrate sufficient need by filing the FAFSA if domestic or the FAFSA equivalent for international students found at Financial Need Calculation for International Student form.

Instructions

Please prepare the following and send as one (1) pdf to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College voorhees@email.arizona.edu by the deadline. The applications will be reviewed and one recipient will be selected annually by a committee of UA faculty and staff.

  1. Cover sheet listing name, UA student ID, academic unit (degree program), and email,
  2. 2-page essay describing your goal(s), effort(s) and accomplishment(s) in contributing to or achieving increased diversity and inclusion in education, higher education, and the community at large (please format as single spaced, 12 point font, with 1” margins all around),
  3. No more than 2 nominations or letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, and/or peers, and
  4. Current Curricula Vitae.
  5. Submission preference is to have one (1) complete pdf  of the application without the letters of recommendation sent to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, voorhees@email.arizona.edu by the deadline. Recommenders should submit letters under separate cover to voorhees@email.arizona.edu.
Contact

Please contact Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, at voorhees@email.arizona.edu or 626-6908.