At a glanceNumber Awarded: One award annuallyAmount Awarded: $25,000 plus full base tuition and student health insurance Application Period: 2019-20 - Deadline to submit application: November 19, 2018 5:00 pmFunding Type: Cash Award/StipendProcess: By ApplicationEligibility Category: Doctoral Students AboutBackground: In honor of the late 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. UA Online students are not eligible to apply. Award amount: The award consists of $25,000 plus full base graduate tuition and student health insurance (excluding mandatory registration fees and any differential tuition) for one year only. Application Deadline: November 19, 2018 5:00pm EligibilityThe applicant must be: 1. Domestic graduate student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident), (UA Online students are not eligible to apply.) 2. Admitted to a doctoral program at the University of Arizona, and 3. in good academic standing. InstructionsPlease prepare the following (1 through 3 excluding letters of recommendation), and send as one (1) pdf to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College email@example.com by the deadline. The applications will be reviewed and one recipient will be selected annually by a committee of UA faculty and staff. Cover sheet listing name, UA student ID, academic unit (degree program), and email, 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), Current Curriculum Vitae. No more than 2 nominations or letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, and/or peers sent separately to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, firstname.lastname@example.org ContactPlease contact Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, at email@example.com or 626-6908.