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Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS)

Mission, Vision, Purpose

The Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS) program intends to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from under-represented and under-served communities, and to increase graduate student diversity at WSU and in our degree programs. RADS awards are funded through a partnership between the Graduate School and the prospective student’s department or program. Priority is given to students who have participated in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, or similar graduate education preparation programs.

RADS Events

Information coming soon.


Questions? Contact the RADS Team

No question is ever too big or too small for us! We are always here to help and assist you during your academic journey.

Madison Griffin

Madison Griffin
Program Coordinator, Graduate School


WSU Graduate Assistant Dean Raymond Herrera







Dr. Raymond Herrera
Assistant Dean of Student Recruitment
Director, McNair Achievement Program

Read About a RADS Alumnus

Our RADS Spotlight focuses on Kimbrough School of Music graduate student Richard Owens. Richard has already generated a lot of buzz composing music and playing his trombone for his own record label. With a dedication to music, passion for knowledge, and focus on his craft, Richard has been successfully balancing life as a musician at WSU. Read more about him here.

RADS Cohort 

Check out your RADS colleagues throughout the years!



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