Provost Minority Graduate Scholars

Murray State University is committed to increasing the diversity and quality of our nation's graduates. The Provost Minority Graduate Scholars program is designed to recruit high-achieving new minority graduate students to Murray State University's graduate programs. This competitive award is based upon scholastic achievement and a formal interview with the selection committee. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs welcomes applications for The Provost Minority Graduate Scholars program to begin Fall 2015. Recipients of this prestigious fellowship will receive a full tuition waiver and a yearly stipend totaling $16,000 per academic year for up to two consecutive years.

Eligibility is as follows:
 *Must be an African-American or Hispanic resident of Kentucky or an MSU Regional Incentive Area (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Missouri). Preference will be given to students new to the MSU community.
*Must be admitted to a graduate program or pending review by a department as a degree-seeking student by March 1, 2015.
*Must have achieved a minimum undergraduate or graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.2 (on 4.0 scale).
*Must enroll in a minimum of 9 hours of graduate coursework during the semesters of the award and maintain a 3.2 GPA.
*Must work on campus with an MSU provided mentor (faculty or professional staff) for a minimum of 20 documented hours per week. Duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the teaching of a course or lab, assisting with special projects, research, hosting student affairs type activities, or other duties as assigned.

Complete application packets must be received by March 1, 2015 to:
Courtney Noland
Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment and Retention
325A Wells Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071

Provost Minority Graduate Scholars Award Guidelines