The end of the academic year brought a wealth of competitive fellowships and awards for students in the doctoral program. These awards provide financial support and training in their respective areas of expertise.

  • Derek Falk received a two-year doctoral training grant in oncology social work from the American Cancer Society.
  • Laurie Cook Heffron received a scholar award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O).  This award was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral degree. Cook Heffron also received a Graduate School Endowed Continuing Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Jennifer Scott also received a scholar award from the  Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O) and a Graduate School Endowed Continuing Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Scott received a doctoral fellowship from the Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women, and has been invited to the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research as a graduate student visiting scholar
  • Elaine Eisenbaum was selected for the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program for the 2014 summer. The program includes a three-week study trip to Poland for doctoral students with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights. Eisenbaum will visit several locations related to her research on the connection between eugenics and disabilities.
  • Karla Gonzalez received an International Peace Scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.). This award was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.