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Two PhD Students Receive Ford Fellowships

September 15, 2017

Doctoral students Amanda Boston, Africana Studies and Elizabeth Rule, American Studies are recipients of the 2017 Ford Foundation Fellowship.

"I'm really excited and honored to have been selected for such a prestigious fellowship. I look forward to working with and learning from others in the network of Ford Fellows who are doing the critical work of promoting diversity and social justice within and outside of the academy," says Boston.

The competition is funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with the goal of increasing the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.