Architecture Scholarship

In case you know any interested Students

Syracuse University has 10 Full Rides for African American Men and Women Interested in Studying Architecture.

Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. He says he’s deeply committed to bringing diversity to his field and has scholarship money set aside to fully cover education costs for 10 students. He says that Hispanic enrollment in the school has increased substantially, but it’s been challenging to attract Blacks.

Syracuse University School of Architecture has a great reputation and this could be a terrific opportunity for someone. Please circulate the information to everyone you know.

Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture (315) 443-2256
http://soa.syr. edu/index. php
School of Architecture
Syracuse University
201 Slocum Hall
Syracuse , NY 13244-1250
(315) 443-2256

pre PhD: preparing Black Men

Subject: University of Pennsylvania PhD Prep Program for Black Men

The University of Pennsylvania is launching an 18-month Academy  here
that focused on preparing Black men for admission to Ph.D. programs in
education immediately upon completion of their undergraduate studies.
They will begin the Academy this fall with 10 Black males who are  in
their junior year of college. Check it out here:

Each Academy participant will receive a 4-day all-expense paid visit with
the dean, faculty, graduate students, and Black male alumni; free
Enrollment in a 3-month Kaplan GRE Prep Course (for which Penn is paying
$1,200 per participant); a current Black male Ph.D. student who will
mentor  him through the application process; and an application fee
waiver  when he applies for Fall 2011 admission to Penn (valued at $85).
Most importantly, those who are admitted to our Ph.D. Programs two
years from now will be fully funded for their entire 3-4 years of
doctoral study.

Please forward this information to Black male undergraduates you  know
and encourage them to submit applications by August 21st. The  Academy
is only for Black men who are starting their junior year this fall and
planning to graduate in Spring 2011.   Spread the word!

In case you know a potential candidate.

Bonda Lee-Cunningham, J.D.
Director, Member Services
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
281 Park Avenue South
New York, New York  10010
Ph. 212-801-1324  Fax 212-982-0697
Website <>

Library Diversity Initiative

The State Library recently announced receipt of a $1 million grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for recruiting and educating 30 ethnically/racially diverse students for Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity project. Potential candidates must apply to the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) by September 15, 2008. The Fellowship Application process is open until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008.

Ten candidates a year for three years are eligible to be selected for this Master of Library Science (MLS) Degree Fellowship program. Potential candidates who have applied to IU SLIS, and completed the fellowship application must also request two letters of recommendation from people (not relatives) who can speak to their professionalism and leadership potential. See the Fact Sheet for more details.