At a glanceNumber Awarded: One award annuallyAmount Awarded: $25,000 plus full base tuition and student health insurance Application Period: 2020-21Funding Type: Cash Award/StipendProcess: By ApplicationEligibility Category: Doctoral Students AboutBackground: 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 doctoral student who, through their 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 and student health insurance (excluding mandatory registration fees and any differential tuition) for one year only. The selected Fellow may not hold concurrent graduate assistant/associateships or student wage positions or defer the award for the following year. Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 5:00pm EligibilityThe applicant must be: 1. Domestic graduate student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident), 2. Admitted to a doctoral program at the University of Arizona (UA Online students are not eligible to apply), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or a faculty and administrative staff who can address the diversity and inclusion experience of the applicant sent separately to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, email@example.com ContactPlease contact Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-6908.