Become a Charlotte Holmes Scholar

Expectations of Charlotte Holmes Scholars

  • Three-year commitment to the Holmes Scholars program
  • Regular attendance to Holmes Scholars program meetings and sponsored events (4-6 per year)
  • Attendance to routine mentoring meetings with your designated faculty mentor (4+ per year)
  • Annually engaged in collaborative and/or individual research with annual refereed publication and presentation deliverables (e.g. conference/chapter/grant proposal submissions, presentations publications, CATO Research Symposium)
  • Engagement in service with professional organizations locally and/or nationally
  • Engagement in teaching or co-teaching opportunities
  • Attendance at the AACTE Natinoal Conference each year for two years
  • Attendance at the Holmes Scholars Washington Week once
  • Attendance at a Holmes Scholars Writing Retreat once
  • Annual check-in regarding satisfactory progression toward Holmes Scholar Expectations


  • Currently enrolled in or accepted into one of the Cato College of Education doctoral programs
  • Committed to at least three more years of part- or full-time doctoral study
  • Identify as racially or ethnically diverse
  • In good academic standing upon applying to become a Charlotte Holmes Scholar
  • Commitment to seeking a job at a higher education instituion
  • Commitment to justice and equity
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