Chancellor’s Scholars Program
The Chancellor’s Scholars Program (CSP) is a centerpiece of West Virginia University’s efforts to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups as doctoral students. It is one of the most innovative and successful programs designed to enhance diversity at WVU.
The program is funded by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) who partner with WVU to prepare and engage aspiring scholars for meaningful and gratifying academic experiences at the University. Through this effort, the partners foster a genuine commitment to diversity which establishes and sustains an inclusive influence on the success of the students as they prepare for a future as members of faculty and staff at institutions of higher education and other associated professional communities.
The program has both immediate and long-term objectives:
- The principal immediate objective is to increase the number of highly qualified students from underrepresented groups who enroll in doctoral programs at WVU.
- The long-term objective is to increase the diversity of faculty members at colleges and universities throughout West Virginia to bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to teaching and scholarly discussion within the statewide higher education system.
In order to meet these objectives and maximize the benefits for students, WVU, and the state of West Virginia, the CSP provides opportunity and access to populations underrepresented in academia. The Chancellor's Scholars Program application can be submitted online.
Applications must be submitted in full by June 15, 2020.
March 22-24, 2020 | Morgantown, WV
Colloquium2020 is a competitive preview weekend for prospective Doctoral candidates from underrepresented (Black/African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous/Native American) backgrounds. Colloquium2020 showcases WVU’s commitment to increasing the diversity of our doctoral students and WVU’s commitment to their success once they become a part of the University.
The purpose of this event is to familiarize students with the Graduate admissions process and academic demands, while addressing the questions and concerns unique to underrepresented scholars.
Qualified and interested students should apply to attend this three-day* event. Accepted students are given preference to receive the Chancellor's Scholarship.
Application Questions? Please contact:
Director of Graduate Admission and Recruitment
Logistics Questions? Please contact:
Kirsten Brown- Barnicle
Special Events Coordinator
Colloquium is funded by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment.
*WVU will provide hotel accommodation and meals for participants. Participants are responsible for travel expenses.