Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) New Application

The purpose of DFI is to provide Fellowships to students pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees as part of the state’s effort to diversify the faculties and professional staffs at Illinois higher education institutions.

DFI provides financial assistance, based on demonstrated financial need, for members of traditionally underrepresented groups who are pursuing full-time enrollment and completing graduate degrees at Illinois institutions of higher education.

For questions, please contact Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Wynne Strugatch, at WSTRUGAT@depaul.edu.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload three (3) signed letters of recommendation written within the past 12 months. Letters should be addressed to the DFI Institutional Representative and speak to the applicant’s potential to reach his/her intended professional goal(s), including potential to secure a full-time position in a State of Illinois institution of higher education.
    • Letter of Recommendation (1)
    • Letter of Recommendation (2)
    • Letter of Recommendation (3)
  2. Please upload a copy of your Professional Goals Statement.
  3. Please upload a copy of your Statement of Underrepresented Status.
  4. Please upload a copy of your Illinois voter registration card.
  5. Please upload a copy of your current resume.
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