Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Service Hosts Second Class of Summer Institute for Diverse Graduate Students | Kent State University

Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Service Hosts Second Class of Summer Institute for Diverse Graduate Students

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services welcomes its second class of the Summer Experience for Emerging Diverse Scholars (SEEDS) program on June 17. The SEEDS program promotes graduate education within the college to prospective graduate students of diverse backgrounds, specifically African-American, Latino American, Asian-American and Native American. It is co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State.

The program allows participating students to meet face-to-face with their future faculty members, students in their program and other graduate programs, and receive introductions to area and local attractions while ultimately qualifying for funding that contributes to their education at Kent State.

“SEEDS Scholars are selected by the college’s faculty from their interested program through an application process that began in December,” said N.J. Akbar, director of the Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services.

“We are excited to welcome students from a wide range of undergraduate institutions in addition to Kent State,” he continued. “We have students from the University of Mount Union, Eastern Michigan University, Central State University, University of Akron, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Hiram College, Baldwin Wallace University and Bowling Green State University who will all come explore our campus with the overall goal of helping the scholars see this as a place for their graduate education.”

Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion collectively provide meals, lodging and transportation within the area for all the SEEDS scholars while they are on campus. Students must be willing to provide their own transportation to and from the university.

All SEEDS scholars will receive a $1,000 Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services Scholarship for their participation should they enroll in a program within the college for graduate school. Two students entering in fall 2015 will receive college-sponsored SEEDS Graduate Assistantships placed in the University College’s Student Support Services and the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity Outreach and Development. 

“The SEEDS program is just one way that our college is displaying its commitment to diversity and increased access to advanced education,” Akbar said.

For more information about the SEEDS program at Kent State, contact the Office of Diversity Outreach and Development in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at 330-672-2537 or ehhsdiversity@kent.edu.

For more information about Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, visit www.kent.edu/ehhs.

POSTED: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:58pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:23pm
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