HTIC Enrollment Process
The new enrollment process to participate as an HTIC Scholar is determined by each member institution of the HTIC. Latina/o students who seek to be HTIC scholars must first be accepted at an HTIC member institution’s Ph.D., Th.D. or Ed.D program in religion or theology. Once the student accepts the offer of admission from the member institution, and that institution designates that individual for enrollment as an HTIC scholar, the student will receive a letter of invitation before April 15th of each year for registration in the program. The member institution will subsequently notify the HTI staff of the designated HTIC scholar by enrolling the student on-line, in order for the HTI staff to establish contact with the new scholar, who will then be asked to complete the on-line registration form.
HTIC Scholars receive the following benefits:
- Assignment of a senior scholar as a mentor for a period of up to three years to aid the scholar in navigating the doctoral program, expanding the student’s networking resources, and collaborating with the student’s advisor and faculty at her/his institution.
- Networking funds to gain access to other Latina/o scholarly resources, allowing for opportunities to meet and work with future colleagues at national meetings, as well as providing support for the eventual publishing of the scholar’s work.
- Participation in the annual workshop, comprised of hands-on seminars led by highly-experienced leaders focused on specific levels of study, including writing seminars and career orientation sessions, among others.
- Immediate access to an ecumenical and ethnically diverse group of scholars, editors, and academic administrators with varied backgrounds and interests.