Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships
Blackhurst Student Research Fund
Established in 1999 by Ed and Anita Blackhurst
The Blackhurst Student Research Fund is used annually to support research activities by graduate students in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. Research activities supported by the fund must be conducted as part of a Master's degree thesis, Educational Specialist Degree Research Project or Doctoral Dissertation. Funds are used to assist with, but are not limited to, data collection, reliability checking, computer programming, professional consultation, equipment, multimedia production or other items necessary to complete the research project. Funds shall not be used to provide salaries or other direct compensation for the students who conduct research. For more information and an application, click here.
M. Marguerite Davenport Teaching Assistantship in Educational & Counseling Psychology
Established in 1991 in honor of M. Marguerite Davenport, Donovan scholar and distinguished educator, who at age 85 on May 7, 1989, became the oldest graduate ever to receive a doctorate from the University of Kentucky.
The M. Marguerite Davenport Teaching Assistantship is available to minority students interested in pursuing doctoral studies in educational, school, or counseling psychology. The assistantship provides a stipend and tuition costs. It also gives the recipient opportunity to conduct research and gain experience in instructing undergraduate classes in educational psychology. The recipient(s) will be determined by the chair and faculty of the department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.
Dermontti F. and Regina M. Dawson Graduate Fellowship in Education
Established in 2001 by Dermontti and Regina Dawson
The Dermontti F. and Regina M. Dawson Graduate Fellowship(s) provide financial assistance and research support to students seeking an advanced degree in education. Preference shall be given to minority students or nontraditional students. If neither minority nor non-traditional students apply for the fellowship, recipients may be selected by the scholarship committee in consultation with the Dean of the College of Education.
Frank G. and Elizabeth D. Dickey Graduate Fellowship in Education
Established in 2001 by Frank and Elizabeth Dickey
The Frank G. and Elizabeth D. Dickey Graduate Fellowship in Education is awarded to graduate students with outstanding prospects for academic and professional success. Preference will be given to students with financial need.
Doris Nowak and William Earle Stilwell, Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Established in 2006 by Doris and William Stilwell
Doris Nowak and William E. Stilwell gave a lead gift in honor of former students and fellow faculty which established the Doris Nowak and William E. Stilwell Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund. The gift was used to raise $50,000 toward a matching $50,000 from the "Bucks for Brains" program. Thus, the fellowship has a $100,000 base for income to provide support for Educational and Counseling Psychology students in perpetuity. Additional gifts increase the monies available for the student fellowship.
The Economic Education Graduate Fellowship
Established in 2001 by Mark Sievers and Gina Hampton
The Economic Education Graduate Fellowship was created to provide assistance to graduate students from Jessamine County pursuing a teaching degree with emphasis on economics education and/or those participating in the Lexington Partnership for Workforce Development or equivalent program in connection with the College of Education.
Wallace Charles Hill Fellowship in Administration & Supervision
Established in 1999 by Helen Thacker Hill
The fellowship provides tuition and research support for graduate students pursuing a masters or doctorate degree in the department of Educational Leadership Studies. The Recipient(s) of the fellowship(s) shall be selected by the Dean of the College of Education or the Fellowship Committee appointed by the Dean. The fellowship is renewable provided the individual recipient(s) maintains satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Fellowship Committee.
Bethe Korfhage, PhD Endowed Fellowship in Educational and Counseling Psychology
Established in 2007 by Brian Thompson and Thelma and Chester Korfhage
This Fellowship is awarded to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Education and Counseling Psychology with preference given to students who are conducting research in the areas of: A) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues; B) Multiculturalism; and/or C) Diversity.
Leslie L. Martin Endowed Fellowship Fund
Established in 2001 by Leslie L. Martin and Helen Thacker Hill
The Leslie L. Martin fellowship(s) shall be awarded to current or incoming graduate students who have been accepted for admission to the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. They shall be deemed capable of fulfilling research priorities as set forth by the department faculty and chair. The Recipient(s) of the graduate research fellowship shall be selected by the Dean of the College of Education from the recommendations made by a committee appointed by the chair of the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.
C. Michael Nelson Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the Department of Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling
Established April, 2004 by C. Michael Nelson
The C. Michael Nelson Endowed Graduate Fellowship was established to assist graduate students who are pursuing majors in Emotional and Behavioral Disorder programs. Funding is to assist with research costs associated with Master Degree Thesis, Educational Specialist Degree Research Project, or Doctoral Dissertation. The Award is to be used for research expenses only and may not be used to provide salaries for students who conduct research.
Shirley C. Raines Endowed Graduate Fellowship for Teachers
Established in 2001 by Shirley C. Raines
The Shirley C. Raines Graduate Fellowship(s) shall be awarded to a P-12 classroom teacher(s) seeking part-time or full-time graduate study at the College of Education. The recipient will be determined by the Fellowship Committee. The recipient will be an outstanding prospect(s) for academic and professional success.
Helen Thacker Graduate Fellowship in Educational and Counseling Psychology
Established in 2000 by Helen Thacker Hill
The Helen Thacker Graduate Fellowship was established to assist graduate students engaged in active research in psychological aspects of educational counseling. The recipient(s) of the fellowship(s) shall be selected by the Dean of the College of Education or the Fellowship Committee appointed by the Dean.
Other university fellowships may also be available through The Graduate School.
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updated 07-10-2012 by Bill Stilwell