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Financial
Student Affairs


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Procedure Title:
Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program, Guidelines for

Document Number:
7805

Effective Date:
January 24, 2006


This procedure item applies to:
State-Operated Campuses
Statutory Colleges

Table of Contents
Summary

Process
Forms
Related Procedures
Other Related Information
Authority
History
Appendices

Summary

The State University of New York (University) offers graduate fellowships to students who have been admitted to graduate or professional study and who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate or professional program in which enrollment is sought. This program will assist the University in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students in doctoral and master’s level programs who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially those who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.


Process

Pursuant to appropriations contained within the New York State Budget, the State University of New York (University) offers graduate fellowships to students who have been admitted to graduate or professional study and who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate or professional program in which enrollment is sought. This program will assist the University in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students in doctoral and master’s level programs who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially those who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. In awarding scholarships, programs may give consideration to students who are of a race or ethnicity that is underrepresented in its graduate and professional programs but may not make awards solely on that basis.

I. Eligibility

II. Stipend and Allowance

III. Application and Selection Process

IV. Reporting Requirements


Forms

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Related Procedures

There are no related procedures relevant to this procedure.


Other Related Information

There is no other information relevant to this procedure.


Authority

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 06-2, adopted January 24, 2006.


History

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 87-116, adopted June 24, 1987 authorized the establishment of guidelines for the State University’s Underrepresented Minority Graduate Fellowship Programs.

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 84-158, adopted June 27, 1984, regarding guidelines reaffirming affirmative action for minority students.


Appendices

There are no appendices relevant to this procedure.