Mary Ann Stephens and John R. Graham Award | Kent State University

Mary Ann Stephens and John R. Graham Award

The Mary Ann Stephens and John R. Graham Award for Excellence in Graduate Research and Scholarship is presented annually to a doctoral student underrepresented in his or her discipline. Normally, one award is made each year and is based on the merit of the applicant's contribution to research and scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Must be a currently enrolled degree-seeking student.
  • U.S. citizen (or national) or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • From a group that is considered underrepresented (e.g., women in traditionally male-dominated disciplines, individuals with disabilities, and ethnic/racial minorities).
  • Preference given to graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree from STEM disciplines (as defined by the National Science Foundation).

Award:

Recipients receive a $500 monetary award.

Application and Selection Processes:

Submit electronic application and letter of recommendation by February 15, 2018 for consideration for the following year. Along with a completed application (including brief scholarship statement identifying the extent to which you are an underrepresented minority in your discipline), an applicant is required to submit a CV/resume, and a letter of recommendation from his/her dissertation advisor detailing his/her accomplishments in research and scholarship in the discipline. All materials must be received by the deadline.

Applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty representing various ranks and disciplines. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Direct questions to Tiffany Lewis at tlewis59@kent.edu.

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