How to Join - Graduate Student Ambassadors
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Graduate Student Ambassador benefits:
- Participate in cohort retreats.
- Join a community of like-minded peers.
- Receive mentoring.
- Receive 1-on-1 social support and graduate school completion guidance.
- Gain access to dedicated study space.
- $7,000 scholarship per year for up to 2 years.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria to Apply to be an Allied Health Academy Graduate Student Ambassador:
- Matriculated into a linkage partner graduate program in allied health(1)
- U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.(2)
- From an economic OR educationally disadvantaged background:
- Low-income background.(3)
- First generation college student(4) OR from a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in graduate education.(5)
1. Linkage partner graduate programs are as follows:
- California State University, Fullerton Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, or Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders.
- If space permits, the students from the following partners would also be considered:
- Western University of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy,
- California State University, Long Beach Master of Social Work,
- California State University, Los Angeles Master of Social Work,
- University of California, Irvine Master of Public Health.
2 Individuals with temporary or student visas (e.g., F-1, J-1) are not eligible to participate.
3. Proof of income must be provided through a Student Aid Report (SAR) form for the current academic year. (FAFSA.ed.gov: How to View Student Aid Report) Individuals meet the criteria for low-income background if their 2018 annual family income does not exceed the following guidelines.
4. First-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents did not graduate with a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States before the student started middle school.
5. The following ethnic and racial groups are considered underrepresented in graduate education: Black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Graduate Student Ambassador Commitment:
- Check in with the student case manager once per month.
- Attend three cohort retreats per year (November, February, and May) which will cover:
- Identity development and community building,
- Graduate school retention,
- Financial literacy and financial aid, and
- Exposure to primary care and other health professions.
- Receive mentoring as a 1st year and provide mentoring as a 2nd year.
- Get support from a faculty mentor in Communicative Disorders, Public Health, or Social Work.
- Complete an internship or field work placement with exposure to primary care.
- Incorporate mental health or substance use into graduate thesis or project.
- Take one of the following graduate level courses:
- COMD 544 Neurogenic Speech, Language & Cognitive Disorders
- MSW 570 Social Work Practice in Addiction Disorders
- HESC course to be determined
- Maintain good standing with the University.
Still have questions? Email Anel Tavares, Program Assistant at email@example.com to discuss your situation.
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SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 47, March 11, 2019, pp. 8729-8730