Online applications are being accepted now through Jan. 24 for Johns Hopkins' first class of PhD student inductees into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Five JHU students will become members of the organization, which focuses on outstanding scholarly achievement and the promotion of diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
Named for the first African-American in the United States to receive a PhD, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of pre-eminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. It was co-founded in 2005 by Yale University—where physicist and educator Bouchet earned his doctorate in 1876—and Howard University to recognize and continue Bouchet's pioneering contributions to doctoral education.
Membership benefits include
- Access to the annual conference and fall forum
- Academic and career development assistance from fellow members
- Joining a network of pre-eminent scholars
- Participating in JHU diversity and inclusion initiatives
PhD students who are "all but dissertation" (ABD) by Jan. 1, 2019, are eligible to nominate themselves for consideration. Nomination details are available online at the Provost's Office website.
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