Graduate School Support

Now that you’ve completed a WSP boot camp, are you interested in graduate or professional school opportunities? Our Diana Davis Spencer Scholars (DDSS) program provides academic mentoring to WSP alumni contemplating graduate or professional school. In this program, you’ll be part of a cohort and participate in a range of mini-courses designed to help you achieve acceptance into your graduate or professional school program.

Diana Davis Spencer Scholars have access to both one-to-one and group consultations with application writing experts, as well as one-to-one mentoring with faculty mentors from a variety of disciplines.

Who is Eligible?

This program is available only to alumni who have successfully completed a boot camp with WSP. Priority acceptance will be given to those who are within one year of starting their graduate program, as our primary goal is to prepare students for the application process and support them in finding the school or program that fits them best. Alumni who are further out from that one-year start date or are in the process of completing their graduate degree will still be considered based on their need for services as well as their commitment to the DDSS program.

Those alumni not accepted into the DDSS program will still have access to graduate school resources, alumni engagement workshops, and the WSP education staff.


Application Open: September 14 – October 5

Application Decision: October 23

Program Start: November 5

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