VP’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship

VP’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship

Overview

The LSU College of Agriculture has established The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship for African American students. This program’s goal is to increase and enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity into the graduate programs of the College of Agriculture and will include four $25,000 assistantships to support funding for Ph.D. graduate students.

Requirements

These funds will be provided through the office of the Vice President for Agriculture/Dean of the College of Agriculture. The assistantship will include a waiver of both in-state and out-of-state tuition. LSU College of Agriculture’s Office of Student Services will help with recruitment efforts. Students who received the assistantship can hold it for up to three years. Successful candidates should have at least a 3.5 GPA for undergraduate work and/or for previous graduate work.

Apply

Interested students must be accepted into the LSU Graduate School. To be considered for this assistantship, submit a brief email statement to Dr. Mike Salassi, msalassi@agcenter.lsu.edu, that includes your name, application date to graduate school, your interest in the LSU College of Agriculture, department and major in the College of Agriculture and starting date by June 1, 2021.

The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship program will be available in the Fall semester of 2021.

Questions?

Dr. Mike Salassi
Program Leader for Plant and Animal Sciences
Office of the Vice President for Agriculture
msalassi@agcenter.lsu.edu

Dr. Philip Elzer
Executive Assoc. Dean, LSU College of Agriculture
Office of the Vice President for Agriculture
PElzer@agcenter.lsu.edu