The Graduate School is pleased to invite nominations from faculty for the 2019-20 Diversity Scholar Recruitment Award. The purpose of this award is to support inclusiveness in graduate programs, to recruit and retain students from divergent and non-traditional backgrounds, and to enrich the academic environment by embracing a broad range of perspectives.
Eligible student nominees must be first year, PhD level graduate students who meet diversity enhancement and high-achieving academic criteria. Priority will be given to students newly recruited to OSU (first degree at OSU) and nominated by newly hired tenured/tenure-track faculty (hired to position 2013-14 or later). Students with undergraduate degrees from OSU are eligible as long as they are starting their first graduate degree at OSU.
For each student award, faculty/units must appoint student to an academic year (9 month) Graduate Fellowship or GRA/GTA appointment (.49 FTE). If selected for an award, the Graduate School will provide an academic year tuition waiver scholarship for a Graduate Fellowship appointment, OR provide equivalent funding to the department via budget transfer of an academic year tuition remission for a Graduate Assistant. Appointments will be made and administered by the individual units receiving the awards. Individual faculty may submit two student nominations.
Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on February 1, 2019.
Recipients will be announced by March 29, 2019