Saint louis university center for sustainability diversity graduate scholarship 2016-2017 deadline: 5: 00 p m. April 29, 2016



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SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

DIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016-2017

DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. April 29, 2016
Diverse systems are more resilient. Diversity offers systems greater capacity for adapting to emergent problems. Diversity is essential for problem solving in sustainability, urban planning and development and the spatial sciences. The Center for Sustainability is pleased to announce the Diversity Graduate Scholarship Program designed to assist in achieving a more diverse population of graduate students consistent with the needs of individual disciplines to enhance diversity in their respective workforces.
Award: The award includes a tuition scholarship of twelve (12) credit hours total during the Fall and Spring semesters. Maximum award of credit hours is 24.
Eligibility:

  • Must be a new Master’s student (an applicant may have been enrolled for no more than one semester previously in the degree program)


Criteria:

  • Outstanding scholastic achievement and potential success in graduate education

  • Employment, teaching and/or research experience

  • Community Service: Examples from high school, college and/or career

  • Evidence of academic and/or professional leadership

  • Commitment to future leadership in promoting diversity in the discipline

  • Other factors identified by the discipline that contribute to the discipline’s goal of diversity


Length of Appointment:

The start and end dates of scholarships correspond with the University’s academic year, which begins in the third week of August, and are generally awarded for 9 months (August to May). The maximum length of time a student may hold a Diversity Scholarship is two (2) years while pursuing a Master’s degree


Re-Appointment:

Graduate students who are performing satisfactorily in their studies and duties are eligible for annual re-appointments to the maximum time limit. Academic and professional performance and progress are measured by the following criteria:



  • A grade point average of at least a 3.0 (both cumulative and over the past academic year).

  • A student academic record with not more than one incomplete or missing grade.


Application:



        • Completed Center for Sustainability Diversity Scholarship Application Form







  • Scholarship and Essay application form materials should be combined in to one PDF and emailed to: sustainability@slu.edu by the deadline.

  • Questions may be sent to the Center for Sustainably by email at sustainability@slu.edu

  • DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. April 29, 2016

Saint Louis University
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
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Name __________________________________________________

(Last Name) (First Name) (M.I)



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DEGREE PROGRAM YOU ARE SEEKING AND FIELD OF STUDY: ______________________


Degree Earned

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GPA

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GRE Scores: V: _________ Q: _________ A: _________ Subject Test: _______
Please attach your 500 - 750 word essay and address the following:





  • How would your presence as a Center for Sustainability Diversity Scholarship recipient contribute to Center’s mission, your program and your profession?




  • What scholarly works have you created, published or read that have informed and shaped your values and ethics regarding diversity?




  • Any additional information the selection committee should know about you.


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