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Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Award (limited submission)

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works side-by-side with policymakers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to help students achieve more, prepare students for college and careers, and boost college completion. One important SREB initiative is to increase faculty diversity by offering the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Award Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities.  More information about SREB can be found at  

The Graduate School has agreed to become an Institutional Funding Partner for the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. The Graduate School in partnership with programs provide up to 4 institutionally funded SREB Doctoral Scholars each year. 

Intstitutionally-Funded SREB Doctor Scholars receive full-time graduate assistantship support, tuition remission, and payment of mandatory fees (spring and fall) for at least three years. SREB will cover the costs for the SREB Scholar to attend and participate in the Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for each year the student is in the Doctoral Scholars program and will pay for the student’s UMD advisor to attend this conference for one of those years. In addition, SREB Scholars have access to professional development resources and opportunities.

Eligibility Information for the UMD SREB Institutional Doctoral Scholar Award:  Eligible students include 1) newly admitted students who will begin the UMD program in Fall 2024 and 2) first-year students who began their program in Fall 2023.  Programs eligible to make nominations are campus-based Ph.D. programs.  Please seek additional SREB eligibility information on the SREB website 

UMD Program support of the SREB Doctoral Scholars program helps to promote a more diverse campus community.

Past Award Winners

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