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National Council for Black Studies

International Journal of Africana Studies


Celebrating Student Excellence


Honor Society Nominations, Fellows Programs

2018 NCBS Conference
March 14th-18th
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

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Dr. C. Tsehloane Keto Student Leadership Development and Mentorship Program

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Leaders are born not made...or...Those willing to assume leadership must be prepared to do so.

Purpose:  The purpose of the program is to provide leadership training to the next generation of young scholars and professionals who will assume positions of responsibility in the field of Africana Studies and in the African Diaspora community.  Participants in the program will be exposed to a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity to observe, participate, examine and exercise leadership skills in a national organization.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         The program is named in honor of South African born Dr. C. Tsehloane Keto a dedicated, committed Africa-centered scholar and educator who was a powerful force in the fight for liberation and empowerment for all people of African descent.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eligibility:  Students currently enrolled at institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.  Students will be required to submit a brief essay stating their interest, recommendation from a current NCBS board member and verification of student status and standing.  All applicants must meet the following Criteria:

Must be a student member of NCBS

            Prior attendance at a national conference

            Junior (64 or more credits) in good academic standing

            Major/minor in Black/Africana Studies

            Willing to serve in student leadership role on NCBS

            Board of Directors

            Willing to make a two year commitment to the program

Mentors:  Volunteer faculty mentors will be paired with student leaders for a two year period.  Mentors will work closely with students to guide their development and serve as role models.   Mentors and students will meet, as a group, at the fall board meeting as well as the national conferences.  Faculty members will work closely with individual mentors throughout the year.

                                                                       

Support:  Funding, provided by NCBS, will support up to four students annually - $500 per student. Students will be required to attend the fall board meeting and the annual conferences and will be encouraged to solicit support from their home institutions.

              

Application Deadline: January 16, 2018

Forward your essay application to:

     Keto Leadership Program

     National Council for Black Studies

     University of Cincinnati, Africana Studies Dept.

     2815 Commons Way, French Hall West

     Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0370

    

       


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3514 French Hall West
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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