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University of Colorado Graduate and Professional School Prep Program

Have you been thinking about graduate school, but you did not know who to ask?
Well we have the perfect preparation program for YOU!
This is an opportunity to help improve your chances to become a competitive applicant to any graduate or professional school.
You will meet admissions professionals, writing experts and current graduate students.
 We will provide strategies on test
preparation, essay writing, interviewing techniques and much more.
Please join us on
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Koelbel Building Room 210
995 Regent Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
Breakfast will be served at 8:00AM
CU Graduate and Professional School FLYER Publication 1

MA in Human Rights Education in the United States now Accepting Applications!

The University of San Francisco School of Education is proud to offer the first Master of Arts in Human Rights Education in the United States. Admission is now open for a new cohort starting in Fall 2014. Our faculty consists of leading scholars in the field of Human Rights Education. For more information, see: https://www.usfca.edu/soe/programs/ime/ma_hre/
The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education Program provides a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities through the lens of critical Human Rights Education. Rooted in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous learning experiences both in the classroom and in the community.
Designed to support teachers of early childhood through college, as well as educators working in non-formal settings such as community organizations, Human Rights Education entails understanding the promise of rights guarantees and the gap between rights and actual realities. Courses examine the right to education, schooling with dignity and rights, and curricular efforts towards social justice and comprehensive human rights. Students engage with issues in local and global contexts, with emphasis on globalization, migration, social movements, and transnationalism.
The USF School of Education also offers a concentration in Human Rights Education (in place since 2008) in our doctoral program in International & Multicultural Education. Please see: https://www.usfca.edu/soe/programs/ime/
All programs at the School of Education at the University of San Francisco are tailored to working individuals and operate on a teaching weekend schedule to accommodate diverse learners.
Required and Elective Coursework includes:
* Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Debates
* Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis
* International Human Rights Law for Educators
* Gender and Globalization
* Social Movements and Human Rights
* Immigration and Forced Displacement
* Tools for Human Rights Practice
* Special Topic Courses including: Peace, Conflict & Education; Queering Human Rights Education; the Right to Education in South Asia, among others.

Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are due by May 1.
For further information, please contact the faculty director for the MA in Human Rights Education, Professor Monisha Bajaj at mibajaj@usfca.edu



African-American and African Diasporan Studies Summer Institute, Stipend Available!

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute June 9- July 18, 2014

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute
June 9- July 18, 2014

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diaspora Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities.


The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for 10 rising seniors (juniors in spring 2014, entering their senior year in fall 2014, graduating in 2015).


The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students’ interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential.


  • Students entering their senior year in fall 2014
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

If you do not meet ALL eligibility requirements your application will not be considered.


Program Details 

  • Daily sessions, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sessions are mandatory
  • Seminars by distinguished scholars
  • Assigned readings
  • Viewings and discussions of relevant documentaries
  • Research
  • Development of a personal research prospectus
  • Graduate school information workshop
  • Writing sessions
  • Graduate Student mentors
  • $3,000 stipend. Students who are enrolled in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are NOT eligible for the stipend. They are eligible for transportation and housing.
  • Out-of-state transportation costs covered
  • Free housing-at International House-and free meals

The Global Black Experience in the 20th and 21st Centuries
In the past one hundred years, Africa and the African Diaspora have faced tremendous challenges and gone through decisive changes: from colonial subjugation, legal segregation, and social and cultural derision to independence and participation in the global political, economic and cultural scene.


In particular, the second half of the 20th century has seen a flurry of struggles, achievements and tragedies linked to independence, the conquest of civil rights, the Cold War and colonial legacies; while the beginning of the 21st Century has been marked by the extension of the political, cultural, and economic globalization, and the rise of what is referred to as post-colonial and post-racial identity, politics, and cultures.
The Summer Institute, with the help of multi-disciplinary seminars by eminent scholars, will help students understand the events and the trends of these past sixty years.





Comparative Ethnic Studies
As a complement to Africana Studies and in a comparative perspective, the program will offer seminars on the main issues in other ethnic studies. These seminars will help students get a better understanding of the larger world and the place of the Africana experience within it.


Building Research and Writing Skills
Students will have weekly workshops on research and writing


Graduate School Preparation
Students will be offered a seminar on the application process.

Personal Project
Drawing upon the Schomburg Center’s extensive collections of manuscripts, photographs, art, and other resources relevant for the study of the peoples of African descent, the students will prepare a research prospectus that could be the basis for their senior thesis or a major research paper.


Application Requirements 

  • Completed application form
  • Official academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty
  • Written statement explaining why you want to pursue graduate studies in the Humanities (900 words maximum)
  • Resume (include honors, awards, and other recognitions)

If you do not provide ALL required materials your application will not be considered


Application deadline
Applications must be post-marked April 1, 2014 at the latest. Selected students will be informed by email by April 15.


If you need more information:
Email Dr. Sylviane Diouf, sylvianediouf@nypl.org  


Click here for the application. 




5th Annual Undergrad Research Symposium, Wed Oct 9th 4:30pm

5th Annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium

Wednesday, Oct 9th 4:30 – 6:30 pm

C4C Abrams Lounge

Please join us at our next symposium and social, exposing first-generation and underrepresented students to research, scholarly, and creative work at CU Boulder. The program highlights how research collaborations with faculty enrich the undergraduate academic experience, and the importance of academic scholarship in society.


RSVP to:

UROP@colorado.edu by Oct. 2, 2013

Symposium Save the Date Faculty Fall ‘135



Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Fellowship Program

The AIGC and Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Program Fellowship

AIGC is proud to announce the Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Program (SAP) Fellowship Program, funded with a generous gift from the Choctaw SAP.

The AIGC Choctaw SAP Fellowship is a 2-year (up to $10,000/yr) graduate research fellowship available to one full-time, degree-seeking, tribally-enrolled graduate or professional level Choctaw student.

The deadline is August 30, 2013. Full details are posted in the AIGC Online Application System at: https://aigc.academicworks.com/ In order to be eligible, applicants must visit AIGCS.ORG<http://AIGCS.ORG>, click on ‘Apply Now’ and complete both the General Application and the AIGC Choctaw SAP Fellowship opportunity.

The Choctaw SAP was created in late 2006 to help overcome consistently high Native American college dropout rates. SAP has two primary goals, to prepare students for college, and once enrolled, keep students on track for a college degree.

SAP services include college selection counseling, admission test preparation, helping students find scholarships, grants, internships and fellowships, summer program advisement, and peer advisement and mentoring. To receive all of these benefits, you must be a member of SAP; there is no fee, go here to join now:





The LEEDS MBA Preparation Program

The Leeds MBA Program targets current college seniors and  recent college graduates(primarily underrepresented populations and women) who are considering graduate education in business management. Its core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate these individuals to competitively apply and succeed in an MBA program and a career in management. This transformational experience will help current college seniors and professionals expand their network, and build their leadership skills. After the initial April 13th date participants  will have the opportunity to attend  (4) monthly Saturday sessions that provide various activities including:

Graduate-level discussions and case studies led by Leeds School of Business

Personalized one-on-one MBA Action Plan session

Guest speakers from the corporate community

Guidance on MBA Admissions, financial aid, and GMAT preparation

Networking opportunities with industry professionals and the Leeds School of Business community

Social events with the Leeds MBA community


Colorado State University’s MA in Ethnic Studies – GTA funding app DUE Feb 15th

Colorado State University is accepting MA applications in Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University for Fall 2013.  Our deadline is February 15th if you are interested in applying for one of our Graduate Teaching Assistantships.  If awarded a GTA position, the tuition for one semester to a full year is covered and it includes health insurance, as well as a monthly stipend.

Our department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, and a variety of research areas of emphasis in critical media studies, immigration, health care access, law & policy in Native communities, as well as transgender and sex worker studies.  Our MA Program is in its 4thyear, and already some of our graduate students have been accepted across the country in a variety of PhD programs, including Berkeley and the University of Hawaii.  Other students have been accepted into medical and law schools, whereas some of our MA graduates have directly entered their careers of choice, such as in nonprofit organizations dedicated to HIV/Aids work and Latina/o youth education.

We also offer travel awards and grant research monies to our students who are in need of funding to attend conferences and present their work, or gather data for their MA thesis.  Our students have formed an on campus organization to assist with mentoring, and overall, have worked with our faculty in forming a close knit academic and activist community.

Here is a link to our website for more information: http://ethnicstudies.colostate.edu/

Our graduate studies have two options for completing their MA.  We offer the tradition thesis track and we also offer a non-traditional track that allows graduate students to complete a community-based project for their degree.

Please contact us with any questions, or feel free to stop by and visit!
Ethnic Studies Department
Colorado State University
357 Aylesworth Hall SE
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm (M – F)
Main Office Phone: (970) 491-2418

E-mail: jodi.griffin@colostate.edumaricela.demirjyn@colostate.edu


We are interested in working with all students who have a desire to help expand scholarly work, as well as activism, within the field of ethnic studies and our communities!

Application information may be found directly using this link: http://ethnicstudies.colostate.edu/graduate.html




Thank you for your time and energy!

We look forward to hearing from you – again this is a reminder that our deadline is February 15th!