At a glanceNumber Awarded: One award annuallyAmount Awarded: $25,000 plus full base tuition Application Period: 2018-19 Academic Year - CLOSEDFunding Type: Cash Award/StipendProcess: By ApplicationEligibility Category: All Graduate 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. 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: March 26, 2018, 5p.m., for the 2018-19 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 (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 Curricula 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, email@example.com ContactPlease contact Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-6908.