George Washington Carver Program for Graduate Students in Higher Education

Awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Scholarship deadline

April 30



Awards Offered




Is this a No Essay scholarship?

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The assistantship award recipients receive full tuition and competitive graduate student stipends for their first academic year. Master’s candidates may renew their scholarships for one additional year; doctoral candidates can add two more years. Students are also eligible to participate in funded research projects during the summer months.

The awards are renewable contingent on satisfactory progress in the student’s academic program and availability of funds.

The George Washington Carver Assistantship Program is designed to advance the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commitment to access, equity, justice, and inclusion, and to enhance the diversity of our graduate student population. The assistantship is available on a competitive basis to nominated students applying for Fall or Spring admission who are U.S. citizens and/or U.S. permanent residents. Students from minority serving institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are encouraged to apply.

Recipients are students seeking master’s degrees or doctorates who aspire to a career in higher education or in the agricultural or life sciences industries.

Education Level

Bachelor degree



Application Start Date

No Information Available

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

  • Be in the final year of an undergraduate program or they must have received their first undergraduate degree no more than five years prior to applying for a Carver assistantship.
  • Be from a group that is under-represented in the chosen field of study or interests.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from their undergraduate studies.
  • Be eligible for admission to a graduate program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
  • Be willing to participate in and contribute to programs and activities in the college that promote and enhance diversity.
  • Demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly abilities.
  • Students interested in an Online Master of Agriculture and Life Science Program are NOT eligible for consideration of this assistantship.

    Submit a PDF file to the program coordinator (see contact information, right). The file must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (use as the cover sheet for the PDF file).
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts and GRE (graduate record exam) scores if required by the specific program of interest.
  • An essay (800 words or fewer) describing their leadership style, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with social, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been under-represented in higher education. Explain how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, creative excellence, and service.
  • Submit supplemental application to Carver Program.


    Master/Graduate, Phd

    University Name

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


    Not Applicable

    Field of Study

    Education and Teaching




    Scholarship Frequency





    Not Applicable

    Outside State Residents eligible

    No Information Available

    International Students eligible

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    Online Master Programs eligible

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