North Star Initiatives


Guided by the Think Big strategic plan and the university's North Star, the Office of the Provost is undertaking a number of initiatives to support Case Western Reserve University's mission and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. To aid in the that effort, the university is partnering with Black and minority serving institutions to share ideas and resources as a group.


North Star Award for Graduate Students

The Graduate Student North Star Award is a tuition discount program for students who matriculate from North Star Consortium member universities. The award covers 30%-50% of tuition to more than 40 graduate programs across Case Western Reserve University.

North Star Public Health Initiative

Case Western Reserve's North Star Public Health Initiative is a collaborative effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and improve health outcomes in underserved communities.

North Star School and College Contacts

Case Western Reserve has instituted a number of initiatives at the school/college level. To learn amore about school-based initiatives and/or partner on a project, please visit the this page for details.

In The News

Caitlyn Gillespie
Student Spotlight: Caitlyn Gillespie

Gillespie, a Master of Public Health student, is the first School of Medicine graduate student to qualify for the North Star Award

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North Star Award for students interested in scholarships

CWRU is partnering with HBCU and minority-serving institutions to offer a new graduate scholarship.