© 2017 by Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars, Inc.

 

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Assemblywoman Autumn Burke
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Dr. Sharma Henderson
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We are a multifaceted nonprofit organization based on educational tracks that focus on degree pursuit strategies, professional development, and scholastic advocacy.

The Association of Pan-African Doctoral Scholars (APADS) was founded by Drs. Nelle Becker-Slaton, Sandra Cox and Marion Madd...ox in 1981. Together they formed a support group to address the issues and challenges of the doctoral process for Pan-African students. Members come from the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, and other parts of the world. APADS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1994. The membership is duly proud of its success in helping more Pan-African students obtain the doctoral degree.

APADS, Inc. is a support organization that fosters and provides mentoring support for Pan African students and scholars. We are concerned both with ensuring the academic success of students pursuing a doctoral degree, and supporting the professional development of Pan African scholars in educational, research, and corporate settings. We pursue this endeavor by "mentoring," networking, examining institutional policies and practices, and information exchange.

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The Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars (APADS) works very hard to help doctoral students and candidates achieve their education goals. If you need help completing your doctoral studies, I highly recommend APADS.
--Dr. James Liggins, Ed.D.
 When I came to APADS I was frustrated and somewhat discouraged about the doctoral process. I was disenchanted with my experience and literally ready to throw in the towel. Through APADS, I was able to regain clarity how to complete my program. APADS helped me to get back on track.
--Dr. Eloise Rust
 
  • To support and foster academic achievement for students enrolled in accredited graduate institutions or related programs or professional services

  • To be an education advocate for persons of African descent who are either scholars or students in pursuit of higher educational scholarship

  • To provide scholarships, a support network, scholarship and mutual aid to educational professionals who are engaged in teaching, research, and community development

  • Provide mentoring and professional development to help assure the personal and academic success of Pan African Scholars

 

Member

Doctorate members hold doctoral degrees and participate in membership meetings, hold office, participate in APADS programs and committees, elect representatives to the Executive Board, network with APADS members and community partners, and provide mentoring and support to doctoral student in the organization.

Associate

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Doctoral students/candidates, known as Associate members, participate in membership meetings, attend various APADS programs and special events, and are provided the opportunity for mentoring and support during academic doctoral study and in professional pursuits.  It is expected that Associate members will return to the organization upon graduation, to mentor others for at least one years.

 
 
 

APADS 2018 Scholarship Instructions


To assist the educational endeavors of doctoral scholars of African descent, the founders of APADS created a scholarship designed to: fund dissertation research activities; fund costs associated with printing of dissertation; and, assist with costs associated with the purchase of books, supplies and tuition incurred while enrolled as a doctoral student.  Application must be postmarked or emailed by May 16, 2018 to be eligible for consideration.

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APADS Colloquim Presentation Sign-up Form


Thank you for your interest in presenting your study at the 2018 Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars Annual Colloquium on May 20, 2018. APADS is always excited to present our members' research interests and to provide feedback and support to assist you in the doctoral and publication process.  By sharing your experience and process, you are helping further the APADS mission. Please postmark or email form by May 10, 2018.

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APADS 2019 Scholarship Instructions


To assist the educational endeavors of doctoral scholars of African descent, the founders of APADS created a scholarship designed to: fund dissertation research activities; fund costs associated with printing of dissertation; and, assist with costs associated with the purchase of books, supplies and tuition incurred while enrolled as a doctoral student.  Application must be postmarked or emailed by May 16, 2019 to be eligible for consideration.

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APADS 2018 Scientific Retreat

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APADS Colloquim Presentation Sign-up Form


Thank you for your interest in presenting your study at the 2019 Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars Annual Colloquium on May 19, 2019. APADS is always excited to present our members' research interests and to provide feedback and support to assist you in the doctoral and publication process.  By sharing your experience and process, you are helping further the APADS mission. Please postmark or email form by May 9, 2019

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APADS 2018 Awards and Scholarship Luncheon 

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APADS 2019 Calendar of Events

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For information about the Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars, please fill in the form and someone from APADS will contact you ASAP.

P.O. Box 882252
Los Angeles, CA 90009-9998

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Dr. Sharma Henderson