May 1, 2007
For immediate release
UC Santa Barbara awards incoming Gevirtz School students with coveted Fellowship Awards
The Graduate Division of UC Santa Barbara has awarded seven incoming Gevirtz School students with its 2007-2008 Centrally Administered Fellowships: The Dean’s Fellowship, Doctoral Scholar Fellowship, Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, and Regents Special Fellowship. Recipients Sofie Beem, Lauren Honeycutt, Catherine Saunders, Julie Antilla, Elisa Hernandez, Sarah Kuriakose, and Margaret Moody will each be awarded with a stipend, plus payment of fees and health insurance.
Central fellowships are awarded by multi-disciplinary faculty committees, the Dean, and the Associate Dean of the Graduate Division. All candidates must be new students, nominated directly by their department. Departments are limited in nominations per fellowship and must provide strong evidence of the student’s ability to contribute to the UCSB academic community and research environment.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs Carol Dixon says, “We are pleased and honored to have all these exceptional students choosing to join us at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.”
Recipients are chosen based on merit, and must demonstrate present and future potential for success through accomplishments in their grade point average, research experience, and GRE scores, as well as in letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and personal statement. The Dean’s Fellowship, awarded to Sofie Beem and Lauren Honeycutt, and the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, awarded to Julie Antilla, are one-year awards provided by the Graduate Division. Students may receive these fellowships twice during their academic careers, but must be re-nominated each year.
The Doctoral Scholar Fellowship, awarded to Catherine Saunders, and the Regents Special Fellowship, awarded to Elisa Hernandez, Sarah Kuriakose, and Margaret Moody, are both five year awards. In addition to a stipend and payment of fees, recipients are guaranteed approximately 50% time employment in their second, third, and fourth years, and are given access to University housing during their first year.
This year’s fellowship recipients from the Gevirtz School have chosen emphases in areas including: School Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education, Counseling Psychology, and Clinical Psychology.
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