The Graduate College assists departments and programs in their efforts to recruit and support members of groups underrepresented in American higher education. Financial support for students, resources for graduate recruitment, and retention initiatives are all available to assist with diversity efforts.
- Recruit grants provide funds to departments, programs, and faculty to recruit underrepresented students.
- Funding to offset expenses for admitted students invited to visit ISU.
- The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Fellowship is awarded to new Ph.D. underrepresented students across all STEM graduate programs. Students must be nominated.
- The George Washington Carver Doctoral Fellowship (GWC) is awarded to new Ph.D. students across all graduate programs. Students must be nominated.
- The GMAP program contributes to stipends and tuition for both masters and Ph.D. underrepresented students. Funds may be requested through an online request process.
- The Diane Brandt Scholarship for Women provides support to women admitted into science, engineering, math, and other fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented. Students must be nominated.
- The purpose of the Mentoring Program for First-Year underrepresented students is to enhance retention, academic success, and graduation of participating students. The program offers each student the opportunity to have a peer mentor from their home department or program along with an outside faculty or staff mentor.