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Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship - Due Dec. 18, 2009

Posted: November 23, 2009

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholars fund and carries a value of $1,500. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.

II. Form of Support
For 2009-2010, a $1,500 award will be made to a Doctoral student in the form of tuition or stipend support.

III. Application Materials
The following application materials are required:
1. Application coversheet
2. One page letter describing the nature and focus of your interests on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males
3. Nominating letter from a faculty member knowledgeable about your work
4. Curricula Vitae
5. Current unofficial transcript

IV. Review Process
The Doctoral Committee will evaluate the application materials. The criterion they will use is the extent to which the students’ past work, current Doctoral studies, and future career goals likely to focus on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.

It is anticipated that the review and decision-making will occur at the end of February.

V. Deadline for Application Materials
December 18, 2009

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