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American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

February 12, 2013

The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science. The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments–one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second–provided that they remain in good academic standing. APSA can disburse some of the funds at the start of the academic year by request of the student. Awards are based on students’ undergraduate or graduate course work, GPA, personal statement and resume, extracurricular activities, GRE scores, personal and recommendations from faculty.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a US citizen and African American, Asian Pacific American, Latinos/a, or Native American. They must also be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master’s Program applying for doctoral study at another political science program/institution and must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.

Deadline: October 25, 2016

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