24 Graduate Students Awarded Donor-Supported Fellowships for 2023-24

Monday, June 5, 2023

The Graduate School recently awarded donor-supported graduate fellowships to 24 Charlotte students, representing a broad cross section of academic programs.

Established to support exceptionally talented and committed graduate students, the Graduate School offers a variety of fellowships for program specific research or scholarship. The fellowships are presented annually in the spring with award payments beginning in the upcoming academic year.  The 2023 fellowship recipients were chosen from 897 applicants.

“We are proud of these students’ accomplishments and honored to provide financial support for their endeavors,” said Pinku Mukherjee, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. “We deeply appreciate our generous donors for their investment in student success at UNC Charlotte.”

More information on fellowships is available from the Graduate School’s Student Funding site.

2023-2024 UNC Charlotte Graduate School Fellowship Recipients

Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Student Research Award

Ivan Flores Martinez, M.S. Data Science and Business Analytics, Ph.D. Public Policy

Joanna R. Baker Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Nita Khanal, Ph.D. Infrastructure and Environmental Systems

Dr. Craig R. Brown Graduate Fellowship

Madison Moore, Master of Business Administration

Wayland H. Cato Jr. First-Year Graduate Fellowship

Ivana Barski, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Pankaj Jodder, Ph.D. Geography          

DRReaM Graduate Fellowship

Tiffany Johnson, M.S.N. Nursing Advanced Clinical

Unique Kumtap, M.P.H. Population Health Analytics

Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship

Alfred Hubbard - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Stephen Racide - Infrastructure and Environment Systems

Rachel Uri - Health Psychology

Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation First-Year Doctoral Graduate Fellowship

Michael Hayes, Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Faye Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Moses Asori, M.A. Geography-Human and Environmental Systems, Ph.D. Geography

Rajinish Deo ~ M.S. Electrical Engineering

John Paul Lucas Jr. Scholarship for Educational Leadership

Sarah Engle, M.A. English-Creative Writing

Dr. William F. Kennedy Graduate Fellowship

Grace Schroeder, Ph.D. Health Psychology-Clinical

Hazem Taha, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering   

Claudia Reynolds Graduate Fellowship

Ramakanth Ayalasomayajula, M.S. Computer Science

Sam Clarkson, M.A. Psychology

Zonta Club Scholarship

Janet Bealer, Master of Social Work

Leigha Evans, M.S.N. Nursing-Advanced Clinical

Jessica Hawkins, Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Chideraa Ndubuisi, M.P.H., Ph.D. Infrastructure and Environmental Science

Kris Seagle, M.S.N. Nursing-Advanced Clinical

Amber Sheilds, M.S. Earth Science