The Diversity Fellowship engages historically underrepresented students in disability research, practice, and policy. Through the fellowship, students engage in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, as well as engage culturally and linguistically diverse communities as part of their projects.
The fellowship has had a focus on building capacity in Native communities since its inception in 2017. The Native track partners with UArizona programs supporting Native students as well as tribal colleges to create a pipeline of indigenous students as disability advocates in their respective fields. The program welcomes tribal college students and those who transfer to UArizona, and UArizona students at all levels of study.
The Diversity Fellowship program recently launched a new Borderlands track to focus on the experiences and issues important to individuals with disabilities and their families living along the Arizona-Mexico border. The Borderlands track partners with UArizona departments and community organizations to engage Hispanic/Latine students across disciplines and all levels of study at UArizona.
To learn more about the Diversity Fellowship program and how to get involved, contact Celina Urquidez at firstname.lastname@example.org