Finances & Funding → Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship

The Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship is a six week (Summer B) graduate school orientation and preparatory program for PhD students. BOE offers social activities to foster relationships among graduate students in the program, as well as around campus and the community. It is a great networking opportunity for students in a variety of disciplines and departments. Apply now for the best experience of UF graduate education!

The Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program welcomes incoming PhD students to graduate education by providing the following:
• Solid support system in the Office of Graduate Minority Programs
• $1500 stipend to help with the transition to Gainesville and moving expenses
• Four credit hours of paid coursework in their respective departments
• Assistance with securing housing for the duration of Summer B
• $100 Gator Dining card for peer mentoring meetings

BOE Student Requirements

To participate in the BOE program, PhD students are required to:
• Complete six hours a week of academic courses on the subjects of Statistics, Research Methods, and Writing. These courses are only offered to BOE PhD students and are not for academic credit.
• Attend weekly Professional Development Workshops every Friday for the duration of the program (Summer B).
• Register and complete 4 credit hours of coursework in their respective department during Summer B.

BOE Eligibility

The BOE Summer Fellowship Program is open to US citizens or permanent residents who are accepted into a UF doctoral program and meet at least one of the following requirements:
• Ethnic or cultural minority
• Low-income status
• First generation college graduate
• Underrepresented in their field of study

Application Process

The BOE Summer Fellowship Program is scheduled for June 25, 2013 – August 8, 2014. Limited housing is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This housing would be complimentary to BOE Fellows and is located in the Keys Complex (apartment-style) dorms on campus. If housing is needed, PLEASE APPLY NO LATER THAN MAY 20, 2014. If housing is not needed, the deadline to apply is May 30, 2014.

Click here to apply to the BOE Summer Fellowship:

BOE Summer Fellowship Application

Click here to apply to become a BOE Peer Advisor:

BOE Peer Advisor Application

Program Contact

If you have any questions about the BOE Fellowship, please contact:

Dr. Katie Indarawis
Coordinator of Proposals and Professional Advancement
Grinter Hall 115
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-392-6444
Fax: 352-392-3773
Email: kindarawis@aa.ufl.edu

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