Workshop for Prospective Philosophy Grad Students from Underrepresented Groups


Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy (CUSP), is an initiative of the Department of Philosophy at Penn State. It provides programs for “prospective graduate students in philosophy from traditionally underrepresented groups (including African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asian Americans)”.

[Lillian Blades, “Abundanscape”]

One of CUSP’s programs is their Fall Workshop. It’s aimed at “college seniors, recent graduates, and working professionals who want to continue their graduate education in philosophy and are currently working on their graduate applications for the following Fall term.” It includes seminars regarding the graduate application process and materials (writing sample revisions, statement of purpose preparation, program selection, etc.) as well as discussions with philosophy faculty and graduate students. Funding for the workshop comes from a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Fall Workshop will take place online this year from October 18th-21st. The application deadline is September 25th. Please share this with your students and others you think might be interested.

(via Dwight K. Lewis)

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