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The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Fellowship

Graduate fellows will attend the 2012 AAHHE national conference, “Acknowledging our Similarities, Uniting Our Differences,” which will be held March 8–10, 2012, at the Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Participation in the fellowship program will begin on Tuesday, March 6, continue throughout the conference, and end on the evening of Saturday, March 10. AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be Hispanic and/or Latina/o
  • Be enrolled in full-time graduate study in a master’s or doctoral program
  • Demonstrate academic potential through past experiences and future career goals
  • Aspire to enter the professoriate and/or administration in higher education
  • Exhibit a track record of service to the Latina/o community

The AAHHE Graduate Student Fellowship includes conference registration fees, special events, hotel accommodations, and travel funding. AAHHE will extend invitations to fifteen fully funded students. An additional five fellows will be invited to participate in the fellowship program, provided they are able to secure travel funding from their college/university (conference registration and lodging still provided by AAHHE).

To apply for an AAHHE Graduate Student Fellowship, you must submit:

  • an application form, statement of interest (no more than two single-spaced pages or 1,000 words)
  • resume/curriculum vita
  • one letter of support from an advisor, supervisor, or faculty member (additional letters will not be considered)

Materials must be submitted no later than Friday, September 30, 2011, by 5:00 p.m. (EST) via the online application form.

For more information about the AAHHE Graduate Fellows Program, please contact:

Desiree Zerquera, 2012 Graduate Student Fellows Program Co-Chair or visit the AAHHE website.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are submitted no later than Friday, September 30, 2011, by 5:00 p.m. (EST) to be considered for this fellowship. Late applications will not be considered. AAHHE will notify recipients by Friday, November 4, regarding the status of their application.

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