We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013 Scholars Program.
Eligibility: Applicants for the Scholars Program must be a Junior, Senior or Master's student enrolled and in good academic standing at Florida A & M University. Applicants may be of any academic discipline but must have a strong interest in educational evaluation as well as an interest in pursuing doctoral level work in their field of study.
Participation Requirements: If accepted to the Scholars Program, students are required to attend the entire program, from June 23, 2013 through August 10, 2013.
Application Guidelines and Instructions: Applicants must complete the Online Application form and provide all materials requested in the application package. Supplemental materials should be emailed to the UC Educational Evaluation Center at email@example.com with a subject line of “Scholars Program Application from [Student's Full Name]."
A complete application packet includes:
Materials submitted online:
Completed Online Application Form:
Supplemental materials submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Personal Statement: In no more than 500 words (excluding any references), describe your academic and professional goals and how participating in the Scholars Program will support your goals. Your statement should be clearly written and understandable by a person outside your own area of specialization.
We encourage you to write your statement first (with Word or similar software), and then paste your final version into the Online Application Form. Note that formatting will not carry over when you paste your statement. It is, therefore, best not to use formatting, including endnotes or footnotes. Applicants whose statements are over 500 words will be notified.
Research Statement: In no more than 250 words (excluding any references), discuss your interest in educational evaluation. Describe an idea for a possible evaluation project you would be interested in pursuing during the Scholars Program. Explain how this relates to your current/future work. Your statement should be clearly written and understandable by a person outside your own area of specialization.
We encourage you to write your statement first (with Word or similar software), and then paste your final version into the Online Application Form. Note that formatting will not carry over when you paste your statement. It is, therefore, best not to use formatting, including endnotes or footnotes. Applicants whose statements are over 250 words will be notified.
Unofficial Transcript: Students are required to be in good academic standing as defined by FAMU. Transcripts will also be reviewed to understand how the Scholars Program could complement a student’s previous training. An applicant who does not yet have a FAMU transcript (this would apply to entering Master’s students), should submit a transcript from his/her previous institution. The transcript must be saved in Word or PDF format and submitted via email to email@example.com.
Resumé: Consider including the following information on your resume: educational background, work experience, training, extracurricular activities, personal interests, etc. Resumes must be saved in either Word or PDF format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Format: 2 pages maximum; Times New Roman 12 font; 1-inch margins. A sample resume is available for your review.
Faculty Letters of Support: Two faculty letters of support, on official university letterhead, should describe the student’s academic standing and progress. They should also describe how the Scholars Program will benefit the student’s academic/professional development and how the student can contribute to the overall program.
The letters must be submitted directly to email@example.com by the faculty members writing the letters. The subject line of the emails should read “Scholars Program Letter of Support for [Student’s Full Name].” It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the letters are submitted on time. If two letters of support are not received, the application will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
UCSB Faculty Identification (Optional): Indicate the names and departments of up to five UCSB faculty members who you would be interested in meeting and/or working with during the Scholars Program. You can search www.ucsb.edu by school or individual department.
Application Review and Selection: Final decisions will be made by a UCSB–FAMU Selection Committee. Students will be selected based on the strength and thoroughness of the overall application with special consideration to an articulated interest in educational evaluation. If necessary, telephone interviews may be requested to determine the final candidates. Incomplete applications will not be approved for review by the Scholars Program selection committee.
Admissions Notification and Acceptance: Applicants will be notified of a decision via email in November. Students will need to indicate their intent to attend the Scholars Program no later than November 26, 2012.
Additional Information: For additional information about the Scholars Program application process, please see our list of Tips and Frequently Asked Questions. A preview of the online application is available for you to use as you prepare your materials. You should not use the pdf version when you submit your application. You must use the online form.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact the UCEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-893-7678. To facilitate a response, emails should be sent with a subject line of “Scholars Program Inquiry.”At FAMU, for additional assistance you can contact Dr. Patricia Green-Powell at email@example.com, Dr. Mark Howse at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Charles P. Ervin, Jr. at email@example.com or Dr. Endya Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.