At a glanceNumber Awarded: One award annuallyAmount Awarded: $25,000 plus full base tuition Application Period: 2017-18 Academic YearFunding Type: Cash Award/StipendProcess: By ApplicationEligibility Category: All Graduate 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 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 EligibilityThe 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. InstructionsPlease prepare the following 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), No more than 2 nominations or letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, and/or peers, and Current Curricula Vitae. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Recommenders should submit letters under separate cover to email@example.com. ContactPlease contact Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-6908.