School of Psychology
Go Gold Diversity Fellowship
The University of Southern Mississippi School of Psychology is proud to sponsor the Go Gold Diversity Fellowship.
With financial support from the Southern Miss Graduate School, this fellowship is competitively awarded to 1 graduate student from diverse or underrepresented groups in their first year of training.
The Go Gold Diversity Fellowship has been developed to provide additional support for diverse, first year students interested in pursuing research and/or practice which will impact diverse cultural groups. One $1000 fellowship will be awarded to a master’s or doctoral student, admitted to the School of Psychology, who represents a diverse population (APA's definition of diversity includes race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, class status, education & religious/ spiritual orientation) and who articulates a clear plan for pursuit of research and/or practice which has the potential to impact culturally diverse populations. Two fellowships are available. The Fellowship application deadline is 5/1 and funds will be dispersed the following Fall semester.
A complete Fellowship application includes the following required documents.
• Curriculum Vitae
•Essay: This is arguably the most important part of your application (details below).
Write an essay not to exceed two single spaced typed pages, describing your qualifications as a culturally diverse individual and how your research and/or practice interests and career goals in psychology will impact culturally diverse individuals. The major goal of the fellowship is to increase culturally relevant contributions in the field and to increase the number of diverse researchers and behavioral health service providers dedicated to minority communities. Describe how your training, interests, career goals, and your own diverse identity will contribute to this goal.
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and your area of interest and describe how you will contribute to the research and behavioral health outcomes of culturally diverse populations. In your essay, you should discuss your current interests in psychology/behavioral health, how your ethnic/cultural identity informs your interests and work, and your related experiences and training to date. You do not have to be an expert in your area of interest, but you should certainly indicate the diverse groups you identify and impart some sense of enthusiasm or commitment to that area, as well as an understanding of basic issues and needs of the population you hope to benefit in your future career.
Only first year graduate students in Psychology are eligible to apply. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, we will reference APA’s definition of diversity, which includes race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, class status, education, and religious/spiritual orientation. Application materials will be available at the time of the admission offer. All Fellowship materials must be received by May 1 to be considered. See the Director of Training for additional information.