Graduate College

Lattie and Elva Coor Building Great Communities Graduate Fellowship


October 14 at 4:00 PM.


ASU’s Office of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the Lattie and Elva Coor Building Great Communities Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a unique fellowship opportunity created to support graduate students doing community engaged scholarly work. There is no specified disciplinary focus, however the students’ work must include active engagement with communities in Arizona and must include research or activities that are directed towards strengthening neighborhoods and/or improving the lives of Arizonans. The Fellows’ work should contribute to sustainable associations between ASU and one or more communities throughout the state. Projects that lead to enhanced civic participation in Arizona, improved Arizona public policy, or ameliorating domestic violence in Arizona are of particular interest.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a clear integration of community work with scholarly work and pragmatic application of their discipline to promote enlightenment, understanding, and solutions to current community conditions.


Kenja Hassan, 480-965-0695 or


$3,000 for one year ($1,500 to be awarded each semester that the student is enrolled).


During the Fellowship, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. at least one briefing with Office of Public Affairs staff to review project progress. This meeting will be designed to help fellows prepare for the next two requirements
  2. a project presentation to Lattie and Elva Coor and Office of Public Affairs staff. This will occur after the project is complete and near the end of the school year
  3. at least one presentation to a community organization or other entity demonstrating the applicability of the research to the region’s issues and concerns

important information

Each fellow is personally responsible for individual taxes related to this award. Additional information regarding tax issues related to awards can be found at tax considerations. Specific questions should be directed to a tax advisor or contact the ASU Student Financial Aid Office at

An "overaward" is when a student’s need based awards exceed his/her financial need, or the total of the awards exceeds the cost of attendance. If a student has been overawarded, federal regulations require ASU to adjust his/her awards which may result in a reduction in awards or a bill. Need based aid include grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans,  and outside resources (i.e. faculty/staff tuition benefits, scholarships, stipends, etc.). Non-need based aid includes unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans and Private Education Loans. Questions regarding overawards should be directed to the ASU Student Financial Aid Office at