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Doctoral student receives fellowship

August 10, 2007

Doctoral student Janelle Kappes has received the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)/Lumina Foundation Fellowship award for her research on low-income students. The fellowship promotes innovative scholarship by funding research into barriers to opportunity and student success, particularly among underserved student groups, including adult learners.

β€œI am studying extremely low-income students attending ASU and examining their barriers to success at the institution, as well as their personal and academic triumphs,” Kappes says. β€œIn the long term, I hope my research affects the way low-income student aid is dispersed, as well as the funding provided to support low-income students.”

Kappes is studying for her Doctorate in higher education at the ASU Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS). In addition to receiving the fellowship for her dissertation research, she will be attending the ASHE/Lumina pre-conference seminar in Kentucky, the Education Policy Colloquium in the summer of 2008 and will be assigned a mentor.