Call for Applications: The Catto-LeCount Fellows Program for Equity and Inclusion

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March 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Native American History / Studies

Dates: March 25–27, 2021

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Catto-LeCount Fellows Program exposes students to doctoral study in the discipline of history. During this three day virtual program, Pennsylvania State University faculty and staff demystify the graduate school admissions process and educate participants about the academic profession. All expenses including course materials are provided by the university. Students also will receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the program. Penn State’s Richards Center, the Department of History, the Latina/o Studies program, and the Department of African American Studies sponsor the program in a collaborative effort to attract and enroll students from underrepresented populations.

Session Topics Include

  • What is the history profession?
  • What do professors do?
  • What are the GRE's?
  • What is the statement of purpose?
  • Navigating admissions
  • Choosing a Program
  • Penn State's dual-title doctorate in History and African American Studies or History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Eligibility Requirements

  • A U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age
  • From a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the discipline of history or in the History graduate program at Penn State
  • A graduate, junior, or senior of a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university in spring 2021
  • Have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a doctorate in history

How to Apply

Contact Info: 

Barby Singer, Richards Center, Penn State University

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