Lydia Mendoza Graduate Fellowship - University of Houston
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Lydia Mendoza Graduate Fellowship

In an effort to support graduate students who are interested in Mexican American studies, the Center for Mexican American and Latino/a Studies (CMALS) offers stipends to selected incoming graduate students (beginning in the Fall of 2024). The stipends will be provided to students in graduate programs for up to two years, as long as they are in good academic standing. Students who are awarded these stipends will be assigned faculty mentors, expected to attend CMALS events when possible, and encouraged to meet together each semester to share ideas and seek constructive feedback from one another as a cohort.  Further eligibility requirements can be found in the application materials.

If awarded, this stipend will be added to the recruitment package that CCS offers to one of our prospective Anthropology MA students.

Applicants are encouraged to explicitly address in their Statement of Purpose (or a supplemental statement of no more than 2 pages) how their prospective thesis research projects will address the scholarship’s theme of studying and improving the Mexican American condition.