Welcome 2017 McKnight Fellows

Welcome 2017 McKnight Fellows

By Laura Elena Lopez Ramos

Welcome 2017 McKnight Fellows

By Laura Elena Lopez Ramos
Congratulations to our 2017 McKnight Fellows!

The Graduate School is pleased to welcome the five students who were awarded a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.

  • Brianna Almeida, Biology
  • Lara Baez, Psychology
  • Emmanuel Medrano, Biology
  • Jasmyn Sanders, Psychology
  • Xavier Scott, Civil Engineering

The Graduate School also congratulates Biology Ph.D. student, David James, for becoming a McKnight Dissertation Fellow.

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program, funded by the Florida Education Fund, is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.

Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to African American or Hispanic students to attend one of nine participating Florida universities, including the University of Miami.

Eligible fields of study include any field in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, or the Visual and Performing Arts. Fellowships are especially encouraged in, but not limited to, the following disciplines: Agriculture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

Congratulations to our 2017 McKnight Fellows!