The Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion has opened nominations for graduate students interested in the Diversity Scholars program. Diversity Scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. 

They propose, design, and implement projects that improve the quality of life at Virginia Tech in terms of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Past projects have included mentorship programs, exhibits, seminars, and efforts to improve access to curricula across programs. Their works traditionally are shared during a Spotlight luncheon program at the end of the spring semester.

Nominees must be current, full-time graduate students. They also must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing. They can be enrolled in any graduate program across the university’s campuses. Students can nominate themselves.

Find out more on the Diversity Scholars webpage  and consider nominating a student. You’ll find links to the nomination and application forms on that webpage.

Nominations are due by Dec. 11 and applications are due by Dec. 18. 

Please email if you have any questions.