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7 grad students earn Reach for the Stars fellowships

September 24, 2007

The Graduate College has awarded seven fellowships to support Arizona residents who are under-represented in their field of study and newly admitted to a graduate program at ASU.

The competitive, universitywide fellowship program was launched by the Graduate College to recruit top ASU students into graduate school and increase diversity. The program is unique in that it provides students who demonstrate strong academic merit and the potential to succeed in graduate school with a pathway to graduate school, and the preparation, mentoring and funding for their success.

Reach for the Stars (RSF) fellows receive a monetary award during the first year of their master’s or doctoral degree program, plus a resident tuition waiver, and their academic unit provides them with a teaching assistant or research assistant position in the second year. RSF fellows are invited to several events during the academic year to enrich their experiences at ASU.

“The Reach for the Stars fellows were selected for their strong record of accomplishment and academic promise,” says associate vice provost Andrew Webber. “They are an important part of Arizona’s future and we are proud to help them achieve their educational goals.”

The students are:

• Christopher Burrell (philosophy).

• Consuelo Gonzales (political science).

• Erika Keel (School of Accountancy).

• Rick Lopez (College of Law).

• Matthew Parry (history).

• Kassondra Silva (School of Social and Family Dynamics).

• Fahamisha Williams (social work).

Michele St George,
(480) 965-5995
Graduate College