DAV Graduate Fellowship in Leadership Studies
The Center for Leadership Studies will award two fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year to benefit eligible military veterans who pursue a Master of Arts in Leadership at Augsburg University. The fellowship consists of $5,000 in tuition assistance within the academic year, $2,500 for the fall term and $2,500 for the spring term.
The fellowships are made possible through a grant from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Foundation of MN and Chapter 1 of the Minnesota DAV. DAV MN is a membership organization for women and men disabled in our nation’s defense.
The goal of the DAV Fellowship is to support veterans who are transitioning their military skills into civilian leadership skills. The fellowship will consist of 5-10 hours per week in each of the fall and spring terms. Projects or research will be the fellows choice within the following veterans’ issues:
- Career transition
- Cultural isolation
- Women’s issues
- State or federal policy
- Substance abuse
- Disability and accessibility
The DAV fellows will work under the guidance of a faculty member in the Master of Arts in Leadership program and may collaborate with several on-campus groups. They will help Augsburg better serve veterans and help recruit potential student veterans at 2-3 college fairs per year.
Ideal projects will help Fellows develop their leadership strengths and civic agency. They will share the outcomes of their project/research with a public presentation at a DAV event.
How To Apply
Applicants must be a benefits-eligible veteran interested in the MA in Leadership program. Submit a letter to the Director of the MA in Leadership program covering:
- Your personal interest in leadership development
- A commitment to support fellow veterans
- The impact of the financial award on your educational pursuits
- A clear and articulate plan for the project or research that you are passionate to pursue
- How your project/research fulfills one of the veterans issues defined by the DAV (mentioned above)
Letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact Alan Tuchtenhagen, Director of the MA in Leadership Program, at 612-330-1333 or email@example.com.