Edward A Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

BouchetVirginia Tech’s Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society chapter recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

The Bouchet Honor Society was named for the first African-American doctoral candidate in the United States, who received his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1876.

The society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence; foster environments of support; and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

BouchetSocietyOriginally founded by Yale and Howard universities in 2005, the society has expanded to 12 universities, including Virginia Tech. The first seven Virginia Tech Bouchet Honor Society fellows were inducted in April 2015 at a ceremony at Yale.

To learn more about the Bouchet Honor Society, visit the conference website at Yale. To apply for membership, visit the Graduate School Bouchet Honor Society webpage.

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