Washington State University (WSU) Diversity Scholars

Important Announcement

The CSR is not accepting applications for this program at this time.
Washington State University

Program Description

The WSU Diversity Scholars Program is a partnership between CSR and Washington State University (WSU). WSU is a land-grant institution with several campuses located all over the state of Washington and award graduate (MS and PhD) degrees.

The goal of the program is to build a bridge between CSR and WSU, mentor potential grad students like you, and increase diversity in the Pacific Northwest.

Program Details

Campus Visit:

Scholars will be funded to visit the WSU campus located in Vancouver, WA! Opportunities are campus tours and meeting potential faculty mentors for graduate studies (WSU campus varies).

Access to Mentoring:

Scholars will be paired with a faculty member at WSU for progress towards grad school and the graduate school application process.

Enact Change:

Scholars have the opportunity to enact change and serve as diversity advocates and change agents on campus.

  1. Can be any major. Attend CSU East Bay for at least the Fall 2023.
  2. Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color), and/or as a person with a disability.
  3. Be interested in pursuing a Masters or PhD degree offered at any of the WSU campuses and identify* with at least one WSU faculty mentor.

*”Identify” means you found a WSU faculty member by the WSU website, who is doing research with disciplinary interests aligning with yours. Do not contact any WSU faculty about the program at this time.

To apply for the WSU Diversity Scholars Program you must:

Attend an information session with CSR and Dr. Mike Morgan, Professor at WSU Vancouver (TBA). Fill out this brief form to indicate your interest.

Submit a 0.5-page diversity statement discussing how you life experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and previous or intended actions (things you have done/plan to do) might serve to advance teaching and mentoring future diverse students and a 0.5-page graduate school statement discussing your academic and professional plans for the next (approximately) 5-7 years.

Combine these two statements into a single PDF file and email it to csr@csueastbay.edu

Contact Dr. K (ram.kandasamy@csueastbay.edu) or Dr. O (jenny.o@csueastbay.edu) for questions and details.