M E M O R A N D U M    


DATE:                    April 12, 2016

TO:                         Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Graduate Coordinators and Staff

FROM:                  Dr. Tyisha Hathorn, Director, Office of Graduate Minority Programs

RE:                          2016 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program, June 22, 2016 – August 5, 2016.


The UF Graduate School would like your assistance in announcing the 2016 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP). This year’s program is scheduled for June 22, 2016 – August 5, 2016.


We are requesting your assistance in identifying prospective participants for the BOE program. Application deadline is May 1st, 2016. 


The BOE Summer Fellowship Program is open to student newly accepted into a doctoral program at the University of Florida (UF) and are underrepresented in their field of study, first generation, low-income status or ethnic or cultural minority. Please encourage all eligible students to apply.  This six-week summer program is designed as an orientation to graduate education at UF and promotes acclimation to the Gainesville area.  The goal of this program is to provide newly enrolled doctoral students with the groundwork for their graduate education by: (1) supplementing the student’s knowledge of the research process; (2) honing their research writing skills and (3) easing the transition into graduate education at the University of Florida.


Students receive:


Students should apply via GIMS: http://gradschool.ufl.edu/GimsPublic/OGMP/BOESummerFellowshipApp.aspx


Included is a program flyer for your review and distribution. Applications and additional information on the program can be found on our website at: http://www.graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/offices/division-of-graduate-student-affairs-dgsa/graduate-minority-programs-ogmp/ogmp-programs/board-of-education-boe-summer-fellowship/


If you have questions concerning the Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program please contact OGMP at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 352-392-6444.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.