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The Thomas/Brucker Endowed Minority Doctoral Scholarship

The Thomas/Brucker Endowed Minority Doctoral Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student accepted into one of the five doctoral programs in the College of Education at Lehigh University. The scholarship was established under the Harold P. Thomas endowment for doctoral students and the Jane K. Brucker endowment for students with low financial means. The award is presented annually and includes a 10-month stipend and tuition remission of up to 24 credits per academic year (including summer). A student may be awarded this endowed scholarship no more than three times.

The applicant must have exhibited academic excellence in his or her undergraduate degree, have a minority or international background and have participated in educational experiences that showcase high levels of achievement. Special consideration will be given to individuals from diverse backgrounds who have had experience working overseas or in low socioeconomic environments. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average per semester in order to remain eligible for support under the Thomas/Brucker endowed scholarship.

Students shall, by the submission deadline below, submit applications for this endowed scholarship to the program coordinator for their academic programs in the college. Any academic program with a doctoral program that has received at least one application shall then forward a single program 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 international and/or minority status.
  2. A current resume.
  3. A copy of all transcripts including undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.

Deadline for submission is April 15.

The Dean will select the single recipient of the endowed scholarship and all applicants will be notified no later than April 30.