Towson University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its graduate student body. Graduate Diversity Grants are designed to increase the access and success of culturally diverse and traditionally under-represented students. Grants are administered by the
Center for Student Diversity and awarded to students who experience financial need or have overcome some form of social or educational disadvantage.
The amount of money awarded for the Graduate Diversity Grant is based on the
availability of funds and number of courses for which you register.
It is not designed to cover your entire tuition cost. The grant is to be used for educational costs such as fees, books, supplies, and transportation. As part of the application process, an applicant must include an amount request. This request should reflect a reasonable appraisal of the applicant's projected costs for each semester. Grants are renewable as long as students complete a Renewal Application, meet with the assistant vice president, and maintain an acceptable academic standing of a 3.0 GPA or better each semester.
To be eligible for a Graduate Diversity Grant, you must be enrolled in a graduate program and registered for at least two graduate courses. You must be a U.S. citizen, Maryland resident, and in good academic standing, as certified by the College of Graduate Education and Research. Preference will be given to first time, full time graduate students.
Part-time students may be considered in some circumstances based on
availability of funds and other criteria met. Additionally, successful applicants must meet at least two of the following criteria:
Be a member of an under-represented group
Major in a historically under-represented academic program
Major in an academic discipline experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals
Have demonstrated the ability to overcome personal obstacles in the pursuit of higher education
The grant may be terminated if a recipient:
Falsifies application information
Falls below a 3.0 GPA
Makes changes in an academic program - drops a course or registers for fewer courses than awarded - without notifying the
Center for Student Diversity
Does not follow through on requisite meetings, program
involvement/attendance, and deadlines