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Official Call for Cohort 5 Emerging Scholars!

We are excited to announce the opening of applications for the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education (TXNAME) Emerging Scholars Program. This program aims to support and recognize outstanding individuals in the field of multicultural education who show promise as emerging leaders. You are invited to participate in the fourth cohort of TXNAME Emerging Scholars!

Application Deadline: March 15th

Program Highlights:

  • Publication Opportunities: Participants will engage in writing for publication, gaining hands-on experience in crafting scholarly articles, papers, and academic materials. This aspect aims to empower emerging scholars with the skills needed for successful contributions to their academic communities.

  • Tailored Mentorship: Each participant will be paired with a mentor who is an expert in their field. This personalized mentorship provides guidance and support, offering insights and advice to help participants navigate their academic journey and achieve their professional goals.

  • Networking Opportunities: The program fosters a collaborative environment, providing chances for networking with fellow emerging scholars, mentors, and professionals in multicultural education. Building connections within the academic community is crucial for future success.

  • Graduate Student Focus: Specifically designed for graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels, the program addresses the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals in these stages of their academic journey.

  • Holistic Approach: Beyond writing and mentorship, the program takes a holistic approach, considering the multifaceted aspects of an emerging scholar's development. Participants are encouraged to explore various avenues for personal and professional growth.

  • Empowering Future Leaders: By providing a platform for emerging scholars to publish their work and receive mentorship, the program aims to empower the next generation of leaders in multicultural education, fostering positive change in the field.


Program Activities:

  1. Participate in the Pre-Conference Session held on May 1st: Enjoy a full day of learning and networking during the pre-conference session. Lunch and dinner will be provided, offering an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging scholars, mentors, and professionals in the field.

  2. Monthly Zoom Sessions with Your Mentor: Engage in personalized mentorship through monthly Zoom sessions with your assigned mentor. This regular interaction ensures ongoing support, guidance, and the opportunity to discuss your academic and professional development.

  3. Collaborate with Other Emerging Scholars: Foster collaboration with other emerging scholars both in person and virtually. Periodic meetings provide a platform to share experiences, exchange ideas, and build a supportive community within the program.

  4. Present Research at NAME and TXNAME Conferences: Showcase your research and contributions by presenting at prestigious conferences hosted by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and the Texas NAME (TXNAME). This exposure allows you to engage with a broader audience and receive valuable feedback.

  5. Publish Manuscript in the Texas Journal of Multicultural Education: Contribute to the academic discourse by publishing your manuscript in the Texas Journal of Multicultural Education. This opportunity not only adds to your professional portfolio but also disseminates your work to a wider audience, impacting the field of multicultural education.


These carefully curated activities are designed to provide a holistic and enriching experience for participants in the Texas NAME Emerging Scholars Program. By actively participating in these events, you will not only enhance your academic and professional skills but also contribute to the advancement of multicultural education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled masters or doctoral-level graduate student in Texas

  • Currently engaged in research or practice in multicultural education

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion


Application Requirements:

  1. Biography (250 words): Provide a brief overview of your academic and professional journey, highlighting key experiences that have shaped your commitment to multicultural education.

  2. Statement of Professional Goals and Research Interest: In 500 words or less, articulate your professional goals in the field of multicultural education and outline your research interests. Discuss how your work contributes to the advancement of diversity and inclusion.

  3. Letter of Support: Provide a letter of support from a faculty member who endorses your participation in the program. The letter should highlight your potential in pursuing your professional goals, as informed by your previous experiences and skills developed.


How to Apply:

Submit the application requirements to by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.


For inquiries and additional information,

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