The LSU College of Agriculture has established The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate
Assistantship for African American students. This program’s goal is to increase and
enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity into the graduate programs of the College
of Agriculture and will include four $25,000 assistantships to support funding for
PhD graduate students.
These funds will be provided through the office of the Vice President for Agriculture/Dean
of the College of Agriculture. The assistantship will include a waiver of both in-state
and out-of-state tuition. LSU College of Agriculture’s Office of Student Services
will help with recruitment efforts. Students who received the assistantship can hold
it for up to three years. Successful candidates should have at least a 3.5 GPA for
undergraduate work and/or for previous graduate work.
Interested students must be accepted into the LSU Graduate School. To be considered for this assistantship, submit an application that includes a letter
of professional intent. A letter of support must also be submitted from your major
professor and/or advisor.
apply for the Diversity Assistantship
Submit a letter of support
The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship program will be available in
the fall semester of 2023. The deadline is March 1.