Graduate College

Lattie and Elva Coor building great communities graduate fellowship


October 13 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 2017-2018 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. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Essay (300-500 words):  Submit a statement of purpose addressing issues such as the following: commitment to community building; interest in applied scholarly work; ability to work effectively and comfortably in the community, including demonstrated cultural competence. 


Fellows are asked to fulfill the following requirements during the award year:    

  1. A Project presentation to a community organization or other entity demonstrating the applicability of the research to the region’s issues and concerns.
  2. A briefing on the project with Community Engagement staff and Dr. and Mrs. Coor.

Application Process

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

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