Delores Auzenne Fellowship
The Delores Auzenne Fellowship is designed to assist Florida International University in increasing the matriculation of minority graduate students who are enrolled in disciplines where there is under-representation. Through this program, graduate students receive awards of $5,000 ($2,500 per Fall and Spring semesters) for year-long, full-time study.
To be eligible to receive this fellowship, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Have been accepted as a degree seeking student into graduate (master or doctoral) disciplines where minority graduate students are disproportionately underrepresented; and
- Have demonstrated initiative in pursuing educational goals and possess the qualifications to assure satisfactory progress toward future educational goals; and
- Are either citizens or permanent residents (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States;
- Applicants are eligible for to receive this fellowship for up to three (3) academic years, contingent upon funding; and
- APPLICANTS CANNOT RECEIVE McKNIGHT FELLOWSHIP OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP ALONG WITH THE DELORES AUZENNE FELLOWSHIP.
Recipients must reapply annually and are required to:
- Attend the MANDATORY scholarship orientation in September of the award year.
- Maintain a 3.25 GPA
- Be enrolled as a full-time student (6 credits per semester minimum).
- Notify the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) of any change in name, address, program, or school.
- Complete the renewal application provided by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the end of each academic year.
To be considered for the Delores Auzenne Fellowship, new applicants should submit the completed application along with the following supporting documents:
- One page, double spaced 12 font in Times New Roman personal statement addressing the following question: Please explain your career goals, your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in your field of study, and how you will contribute to diversity in this field. [Please note: Failure to follow the format and page requirements for the personal statement will result in disqualification.]
- FIU acceptance letter (You may have received this letter in an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Current unofficial transcript (Please note Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded. Official transcripts must be mailed to DEI only if you are awarded the scholarship.)
- Two letters of recommendation from professors, current supervisors, or advisors
- Copy of visa (Non U.S. Citizens)
If you have any questions regarding this program, contact the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at email@example.com or (305) 348-2785. Submit your complete application packet on or before Friday, July 7, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Supplemental Questions
- Please upload a personal statement addressing the following question: Please explain your career goals, your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in your field of study, and how you will contribute to diversity in this field.
- Expected date of graduation (example: Spring 2024)
- Number of credits required for graduation
- Number of credits completed at the start of the Fall 2023 term.
- State the Academic Program, Department, and College you have been accepted to. (example: M.S. in Professional Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Arts, Sciences, & Education
- List any leadership roles/abilities and/or organizations in which you have been involved.
- Selective Service Registration
- Please list any additional funding you will receive for your studies including tuition waivers, grants, fellowships and/or scholarships for the application year. If you have no additional funding, please respond with "NA"
- Please upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts
- Please upload your FIU Letter of Acceptance
- Please upload a copy of your visa (Non U.S. Citizens).
- Please identify two individuals (professors, supervisors, or advisors) to provide letters of recommendations for you which includes the following information: 1) How long and in what capacity do you know this student? and 2) Based on your knowledge of the applicant, please describe the applicant’s potential as an undergraduate student.
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
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