THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Underrepresented students are about to get a lift on the road to a doctoral degree. A new $1 million grant will fund one-year fellowships for underrepresented students, with the goal of helping these students prepare for doctoral studies. The grant from the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education will fund one-year fellowships for up to 48 students over the next five years. "The end goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students going into doctoral studies, students who don't have access to mentorship," says Associate Professor Michelle Perfect. She is co-principal investigator with Assistant Professor Brandy Brown of UA South.