Holmes Scholars Program

ABOUT

Established in 1991, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program supports students enrolled in doctoral programs in education with a demonstrated commitment to improving the representation and supporting the development of historically underrepresented communities in the education professoriate or in leadership positions in education and education research fields. The goal of the program is to offer mentorship, peer support, professional development, and rich scholarly experiences to Scholars, who in turn, become an outstanding pool of candidates for future faculty and leadership positions. Since 2008, Purdue University’s College of Education has sponsored the Holmes Scholars Program as a means to support the retention and graduation of doctoral students committed to improving the representation and development of historically underrepresented communities.
For more information visit AACTE Holmes Scholars Program website.

Who is Eligible?

  • Per AACTE requirements: Individual that has a demonstrated commitment to increasing the representation and supporting the development of traditionally underrepresented communities in the education professoriate or in leadership positions in education and education research fields. All students, regardless of race or national origin, are invited and encouraged to apply to the AACTE Holmes Scholars Program. 
  • Full-time enrollment in a College of Education doctoral program
  • Successful completion of at least one semester of doctoral coursework
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity within education
  • Interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member (or other leadership positions) within education

Additional Information

Meet Purdue’s Holmes Scholars

Past Holmes Scholars

Troy Bell (2019)
Horrane Holgate (2017)
Adegoke Adetunji (2018)
Taewon Kim (2018)
Marquetta Straight (2017)
Temitope F. Adeoye (2016)
Shalyse Iseminger (2016)
LaMarcus Hall (2015)
Kwalfle Scott-Bradley (2014)
Ileana Cortes-Santiago (2012)
Constance Harris (2010)
Kevin Brooks (2009)

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