FAQ

Is there a difference between applying for the Banneker Institute and the Aztlán Institute?

No. The same application is used for each. The Institutes differ only in the advantages brought from the life experience and professional exprience of each Director.

Do I need particular documents to complete my application?

Yes. Please see the short list of documents (PDF only) required to complete your application.

What benefits do the programs offer to students?

Our programs offer generous support for students who are accepted. We cover the costs for housing, we offer a stipend for food and personal expenses, and we reimburse for travel to and from Boston. 

Are there any restrictions on who can apply?

The only restrictions are on foreign nationals and year of graduation. Applicants (1) must be a US citizen (or person with work authorization, including those with DACA status) and (2) must graduate after autumn 2017.