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Frederick Douglass Scholars




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2015 Frederick Douglass Fellowship Program



Spring 2015


Clarion University of Pennsylvania has established the Frederick Douglass Summer Fellowships to offer opportunities to three graduate students who are pursuing a career in college teaching and are in their final year of a terminal degree program.  The fellowships are designed to attract advanced graduate students primarily from HBCU's and HACU's.   Selected scholars will team-and/or co-teach one course.

This program is part of a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Collaborative that is intended to commemorate Douglass' life-long contributions to equality and public service.  The goals of the program are also consistent with the University's mission to serve historically under-represented populations.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must have completed all doctoral work, except the dissertation.  It is expected that the applicant would complete the dissertation by the end of the next academic year.

Terms: The stipend net pay for classroom instruction, community presentations and other duties as assigned. The University will also provide housing assistance, academic support including office space, computer and library privileges, and a competitive allowance, of $1,000.00 for research-related expenses.

During the Spring 2015 semester, the Frederick Douglass Fellows will be assigned to faculty mentors in the appropriate departments, and will be expected to team-and/or co-teach one course. The Frederick Douglass Scholars are expected to make at least two presentations on their dissertation topic to the Clarion University community, and to participate in on-campus activities.       

Application: When the applications open candidates should submit two full sets in hard copy form (electronic applications will not be accepted) of each of the following materials:

  • 2015 Application
  • a full curriculum vitae and letter of interest
  • a graduate school transcript (a copy of the original transcript is acceptable)
  • a letter from your major or dissertation advisor regarding your qualifications for this program
  • a one page summary of your dissertation topic
  • a letter from at least two additional references regarding your experience and ability (if you had teaching experience, these letters should include information relative to that experience)  

For additional information, please feel free to contact The Office of Social Equity at (814) 393-2109.

Respond To: The Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars, c/o Clarion University, Office of Social Equity, 207 Carrier building, Clarion, PA 16214. 


Clarion University of Pennsylvania is one of fourteen comprehensive public universities in the State System of Higher Education.  Founded in 1867 and located in scenic Western Pennsylvania, the University enrolls 7,200 students at its Clarion and Oil City campuses.  Committed to offering a substantial general education core and making the latest in technology available to its students in their majors, Clarion University offers associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees.  Academic programs are conducted through the College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and the School of Nursing.  Business degrees are offered at the associate, baccalaureate, and masters level (MBA) with undergraduate majors that include accounting, economics, finance, industrial relations, international business, library management, management, marketing, and real estate.

Clarion University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.