VP's Diversity Graduate Assistantship 

Overview

The LSU College of Agriculture has established The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship for African American students. This program’s goal is to increase and enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity into the graduate programs of the College of Agriculture and will include four $25,000 assistantships to support funding for PhD graduate students.

 

Requirements

These funds will be provided through the office of the Vice President for Agriculture/Dean of the College of Agriculture. The assistantship will include a waiver of both in-state and out-of-state tuition. LSU College of Agriculture’s Office of Student Services will help with recruitment efforts. Students who received the assistantship can hold it for up to three years. Successful candidates should have at least a 3.5 GPA for undergraduate work and/or for previous graduate work.

 

Apply

Interested students must be accepted into the LSU Graduate School. To be considered for this assistantship, submit an application that includes a letter of professional intent. A letter of support must also be submitted from your major professor and/or advisor.

apply for the Diversity Assistantship

Submit a letter of support

The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship program will be available in the fall semester of 2022. The deadline is April 1.

 

Questions?

Monica Guient
Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity
127 Woodin Hall 
mguient@agcenter.lsu.edu

Dr. Allen Rutherford
Executive Associate Dean
120 Woodin Hall
drutherford@agcenter.lsu.edu

Dr. Mike Salassi
Program Leader for Plant and Animal Sciences
Office of the Vice President for Agriculture
msalassi@agcenter.lsu.edu