[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: H-Afro-Am: Encourage your students to apply to the Cooper-DuBois Mentoring Program for those interested in pursuing graduate study in Af Am Lit / Culture

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sat Apr 22 13:35:49 EDT 2017

> Encourage your students to apply to the Cooper-DuBois Mentoring Program for those interested in pursuing graduate study in Af Am Lit / Culture <https://networks.h-net.org/node/2606/discussions/176788/encourage-your-students-apply-cooper-dubois-mentoring-program>
> by Laura Vrana
> Cooper-Du Bois Mentoring Program - Supporting Doctoral Study for Underrepresented Studies in African American Literature, Language, and Culture DATES: November 3-6, 2017 LOCATION: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA THE PROGRAM: Underrepresented students interested in pursuing doctoral studies in African American literature, language and culture meet with Penn State faculty, staff and current and former graduate students to learn about the graduate admissions process, the field of African American literary, cultural and rhetorical studies, and the academic profession more broadly. As part of this three-day program, students attend workshops on a variety of topics related to graduate studies and the admissions process, learn about digital and archival resources, and meet with faculty, area and program heads, and current and former graduate students. SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE: • Graduate Studies in African American Literature and Language: Current Directions • The Graduate Application: Navigating the Process and Preparing Materials • Penn State’s Dual-Title PhD in English and African American Studies • Tips on Preparing the Statement of Purpose *This year’s program coincides with Penn State’s Collegium of Black Women Philosophers 10th Anniversary Conference, giving students the opportunity to attend an evening keynote with Angela Davis and a professionalization session designed to help students thrive in graduate school. STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE: • Reimbursement for travel to and from State College, 3 nights lodging, meals, and all programming and instructional materials. • Waived fee for Penn State Graduate School application (if applying). • Stipend for travel related incidentals. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: • Applicants should be juniors, seniors, or masters students currently enrolled in or having earned a degree from a U.S. college or university. Priority will be given to students interested in applying to graduate school in Fall 2017 for admission in Fall 2018. • Priority will be given to applicants from a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the discipline of English/Literary Studies and/or in the English graduate program at Penn State University. • Applicants must have a strong, demonstrated interest in pursuing African American literary, cultural and/or rhetorical studies. • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 2 TO APPLY: • Submit a one-page letter of application stating your academic/career goals and research interests. • An unofficial transcript • One letter of recommendation submitted by a faculty member • Complete Applicant Information Form (below) *Email all materials to Dr. Shirley Moody-Turner at cdmentoringprogram at gmail.com <mailto:cdmentoringprogram at gmail.com> by May 20, 2017. 
> Please feel free to e-mail me (vrana at psu.edu <mailto:vrana at psu.edu>) for further information and the "Applicant Information Form."
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