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
- 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
- Complete registration form found at: richardscenter.la.psu.edu/programs/Catto-LeCount-fellows-program/application
- Submit a letter of application stating your academic/career goals and research interests, an unofficial transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barby Singer, Richards Center, Penn State University