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Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship - Due October 4, 2010

Posted: September 09, 2010

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 $18,000 which may be awarded to one or more students. 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 2010-2011, an $18,000 award will be made to one or more Doctoral students 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 by the beginning of November.

V. Deadline for Application Materials
October 4, 2010

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