Colloquium XIII for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates
October 10 – 12, 2013
The Colloquium for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates is designed to promote graduate education at West Virginia University (WVU) to prospective and current high-achieving, underrepresented minority students. It is an opportunity to familiarize students with academic programs, admission standards, and resources for funding graduate education at WVU.
Applying for the Colloquium XIII program
To be eligible for the Colloquium for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates, you must:
- Plan to enter into a research doctoral program. It is important to note that this program only supports students who aspire to earn a research doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D. only).
- Be classified as a junior or enrolled in a master’s degree program.
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.30 or graduate GPA of 3.50.
- Have demonstrated potential for excellence in research.
- Show evidence of leadership and service skills.
To apply for the Colloquium for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates, you should:
- Complete the online application.
- Have a faculty member, mentor, or administrator to complete the Colloquium nomination form. This person should be able to speak to your potential to succeed in a doctoral program.
The Committee will begin reviewing applications April 22, 2013 and will continue the review process until September 25, 2013.
Funding Doctoral Studies at WVU
There are numerous avenues for funding your graduate education at WVU. The W.E.B. Du Bois, Swiger, and SREB fellowships provide stipends and tuition waivers for qualified students. The Provost Graduate Fellowships and Enrichment Fellowships provide first-year stipends and tuition waivers to help students’ transition into their graduate programs.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Graduate Education & Life sponsor the Colloquium for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates. This collaboration showcases our commitment to enhancing the visible diversity across WVU’s doctoral programs.
Dr. Constinia Charbonnette, Office of Graduate Education & Life
PO Box 6897
Morgantown, WV 26506
Colloquium Logistics and General Program Questions:
Sharon Mallow, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250