The Lewis R. Shupe III Endowed Doctoral Assistantship

The Lewis R. Shupe III Endowed Doctoral Assistantship is is awarded to a student accepted into either the Learning Sciences and Technology (LST) or Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) doctoral program in the College of Education at Lehigh University.  This assistantship was established by a gift from the Lewis R. Shupe III family for a full-time graduate student pursing a doctoral degree in the area of information technology and literacy. The recipient will be assigned to projects under the direction of assigned LST faculty for 20 hours a week. The assistantship is presented annually and includes a 10-month stipend and tuition remission of up to 18 credits per academic year. A student may be awarded this endowed assistantship no more than three times.

The applicant must have exhibited academic excellence in his or her undergraduate degree and participated in educational experiences that showcase high levels of achievement. Special consideration will be given to individuals from diverse backgrounds and those interested in pursuing a career in information technology and literacy. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average per semester in order to remain eligible for support under the Shupe endowed assistantship.

Students shall, by the submission deadline below, submit applications for this endowed assistantship to the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Program Director. The program director shall send forward a single nomination (with the materials described below) to the Dean of the College of Education at Lehigh University for consideration. The application should include the following:

  1. A letter highlighting academic achievements and educational experience in information technology and literacy.

  2. A current resume.

  3. A copy of all transcripts, including undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  4. Two letters of recommendation.

Deadline for submission to the TLT Program Director is April 15th. 

The Dean will select the recipient and all applicants will be notified no later than April 30th.