Holmes Program

2016 Holmes Scholars

Current UNLV Holmes Doctoral Student Scholars: Eboni Caridine, Erica Reid and Monique Matute.
Current UNLV Holmes Doctoral Student Scholars: Eboni Caridine, Erica Reid and Monique Matute.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program was established in 1991 to support doctoral students from historically underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education. This program provides rich mentoring, peer support, and professional development opportunities that result in an outstanding pool of candidates for faculty and educational leadership positions.

The UNLV College of Education is acting on an ambitious plan to be the first institution nationally to support not only Holmes doctoral students, but high school, undergraduate and master's students. We currently have three doctoral students and three high school students in the program and will include three undergraduate students in the spring of 2017 and three master's students in the fall of 2017.

The Holmes Program expansion plan:

  • Helps grow the education pipeline for historically underrepresented individuals at multiple levels
  • Increases College of Education recruitment, retention, progression and completion of historically underrepresented students
  • Creates a community of proximal mentors by facilitating doctoral mentorships of master's students, master's mentorships of undergraduate students, and undergraduate mentorships of high school students

Our goal is to create a vibrant and supportive community where our students actively mentor each other and give back to the local community.

For more information on the Holmes Program, visit the AACTE website.

Our Holmes Program is currently accepting applications of undergraduate students. Please review the selection criteria. Application materials are due December 1, 2016 by 5 p.m. to the Holmes Program Coordinator, Nathan Slife.

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