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Dean's Diversity Assistantships

Dean's Diversity Assistantships are funding opportunities focused on recruiting underrepresented students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • For Master’s and Doctoral students
  • Preference is given to students who did not attend Virginia Tech for their undergraduate degree
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their first year of graduate study


  • Regular departmental assistantship stipend
  • In-state tuition (and out-of-state waiver as needed)
  • Students must pay their own comprehensive fees


  • Maximum of three nominations per department
  • Nominations must be made by a faculty member with a Virginia Tech PID and password
  • Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 4. Use this link to access the Nomination form.
  • For more information, contact the Director of Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Shernita Lee, at (540) 231-6529.