REMINDER: Seed Award Deadline October 10

Graduate and Professional SEED Awards

The Graduate and Professional Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards honor graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota whose research and scholarly interest are focused on issues of equity, diversity, and/or social justice, and who demonstrate outstanding creativity, innovation, and potential for scholarly and/or professional excellence in their discipline or field. In addition, SEED awardees will demonstrate experience with or commitment to serving or working with underserved, underrepresented or marginalized populations.

A minimum of two graduate and professional SEED Awards with a value of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2011. The SEED Awards will be presented and the 2011 recipients will be honored on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Breakfast.

Students eligible for the Graduate and Professional SEED Award include:

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents whose background and/or identities are underrepresented at the University of Minnesota

Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs at the University of Minnesota

Students who will not have completed all degree requirements before December 2011
Applicants are asked to submit:

The graduate and professional SEED Award application period is now open.

Graduate and professional SEED Award applications are due Monday, October 10, 2011, by 4:30 p.m.

To be considered for a SEED Award, graduate and professional students must complete the graduate application. Questions about the application may be directed to Patricia Jones Whyte at 612-625-4069 or

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