Graduate Assistant Application: The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy (DPL) Graduate Assistant Review Committee awards assistantships after a careful review of the written application and interviews with selected applicants. Multiple assistantships will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Preference will be given to newly admitted students, but current students are also encouraged to apply. The committee judges applicants on their academic achievement, research and writing skills, and ability to work effectively with faculty and other students. Students will be invited to work with the department at-large and specific faculty on research projects throughout the year. The Scholarship is renewable through 2025-2026 academic year providing the student remain continuously enrolled and a student in good standing. The commitment will not exceed two academic years and may not be utilized in the Summer Quarter.

A full-time graduate research assistant in DPL is required to work 10hrs/week for each quarter (fall, winter and spring) of the academic year. Work will not take place during winter or summer break. Please note you must be aware of your hourly limits regarding other on-campus positions and any visa requirements or limitations. The student chosen as a GA will receive both a monetary stipend and a tuition waiver. The tuition waiver amounts to two 4-credit hour graduate courses per quarter for each quarter worked as a GA. Summer courses may not be covered by this award. Courses must be taken within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for tuition to be covered. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in a minimum of two 4-credit hour courses each quarter to be considered.

Students who are full-time employees of DePaul University are not eligible for this assistantship. Graduate assistants that are eligible for the Double Demon Discount or other DePaul tuition reimbursement(s) may not use this award concurrently with other DePaul tuition benefits. Students receiving tuition remission from their employer or another entity may not use this award concurrently with that offer.

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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. The members of the selection committee will be paying close attention to the detail with which these questions are answered. Comprehensive answers are encouraged. Please select “yes” to reflect that you understand that your essay is critical to your success in this scholarship.
  2. What are your vocational objectives and how are they served by obtaining an M.A. in Applied Diplomacy?
  3. How have your undergraduate studies prepared you to study diplomacy at the graduate level?
  4. Have you been involved in efforts which required building bridges between different individuals, organizations or communities? If so please describe the nature of your experience and the way it informs your understanding of diplomacy.
  5. Please upload your current CV/Resume.