Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program provides tuition funding for up to six students each year, who successfully demonstrate through their application that they will contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body.
Examples could include, but are not limited to:
- Member of a group underrepresented in your field of study (e.g., male in a historically female career or female in traditionally male career, or a minority in a field of study with few minorities)
- First-generation college student
- Non-traditional student (e.g., single mother or father or older adult student)
- Person with a disability
- Person from an economically disadvantaged background
Fellowship funds are determined by the campus, based on annual funding available from New York State. Typically 3 full in-state tuition awards and 3 partial awards are offered each year. Recipients receive a credit to their college account, and any funds in excess of college charges may be used for other educational expenses, including books and supplies, room, meals, personal and transportation.
To be eligible for a SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Diversity Fellowship, an applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a newly applying full-time graduate student to a master's or certificate of advanced study degree program
- Be able to contribute to the diversity of a graduate degree program or field of study
- Have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education
- Have high intellectual and professional promise
- Have completed a Diversity Fellowship application, as well as an application for admission for fall by February 15
A short online application and a 400 word or less essay are required to apply for the Diversity Fellowship.
Application for Graduate Diversity Fellowship - The fellowship application for Fall 2019 is now closed.
Selection and Notification Procedure
Selection will be made by the Diversity Fellowship committee, and based on the eligibility requirements described above, quality of prior academic record, and financial need (as reflected in a FASFA or copy of most recent income tax statement). Announcements of awardees will take place after the February 15 deadline and after admission review committees have made their decisions about whom to accept to their academic programs.
Recent Diversity Fellowship Recipients
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