October 18, 1999
UCSC graduate students receive Ford Foundation fellowships
By Francine Tyler
Four graduate students at UCSC have received Ford Foundation fellowships totaling
Luz Calvo, a graduate student studying history of consciousness, received a $21,500
"dissertation fellows" award. In addition, three other graduate students
received $14,000 fellowships plus payment of academic fees--amounting to nearly $19,000
per student--as "predoctoral fellows." They are, with their areas of study:
Maricela Correa, psychology; Jennifer N. Goodyear-Ka'Opua, history of consciousness;
and Araceli Valle, psychology.
The fellowships are administered by the National Research Council of the National
Academies and are designed to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities
on the nation's college and university faculties.
The awards were presented earlier this month at the National Research Council's annual
meeting in Washington, D.C. The four UCSC fellowships are among 117 nationally competitive
grants the Ford Foundation awarded this year.
For more information, call the National Research Council's Fellowship Programs at
(202) 334-2872, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or to go the National Academies' Web site.
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