The Graduate Source Summer 2014

…your source for information about funding a graduate education
Julie Green, Editor
Susan M. Sell, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School
External Awards
NRC Research Associate Program. Provides funding for students seeking to promote excellence in
science and engineering by conducting research in
sponsored federal laboratories. This program has four
deadlines annually. The next application deadline is
August 1.
Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship. Provides a
6 to 9 month fellowship, in Washington, D.C., at nonprofit and public interest organizations focusing on
peace and security issues. Applications for spring
2015 fellowships are due October 1. http://
Dr. Sharonda LaBlanc was recently selected for the
Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity at UNC
Chapel Hill. While at UNC Charlotte, Sharonda was
awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship in 2008, the 2011-12
Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Fellowship, and was selected to attend the 60th Lindau
Meeting of Nobel Laureates. Sharonda received her BS
in Chemistry in 2007 and her PhD in Nanoscale Science
in 2012. Sharonda and her husband welcomed their
first child in December, a daughter named Saniya.
Corliss Allen, MSPH, a doctoral student in the Public
Health Sciences program, is a recipient of the
2014-15 Wayland H. Cato Jr. Graduate Fellowship.
Corliss has dedicated many years to the public health
community and wishes to research the impact of
stress and other ecological factors on the engagement level and health behavior of minority women.
She received her BS in Psychology and Master of
Public Health from Florida A & M University.
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants. Provides post-doctoral funding, in all
subjects areas, for travel, printing, and other research
related expenses. The next application deadline is
October 1.
Smithsonian Institution Minority Internship
Program. Provides ten week, paid internships and
visiting student awards for US minority groups who
are underrepresented in Smithsonian programs.
Applications for spring 2015 positions are due
October 1.
K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award.
Provides financial support for graduate students
attending the AAC&U 2015 Annual Meeting which will
be held in Washington, DC, January 21-24, 2015.
Deadline TBD.
Summer 2014
Kathleen Dipple, a doctoral student in the
Nanoscale Science program is a recipient of the
2014-15 Wayland H. Cato Jr. Graduate Fellowship.
She is very interested in photochemistry and
nanoscience. Kathleen hopes to teach at the
collegiate level in the future. She received her BS in
Chemistry from Appalachian State University.
Melissa Currie, MS, a doctoral student in the
Geography and Urban Regional Analysis program, is
the recipient of the 2014-15 Joanna R. Baker
Memorial Graduate Fellowship. Melissa has been
invited to attend the 2014 Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning (ACSP) PhD Workshop on the
Harvard University campus in August. Melissa is a
licensed landscape architect and experienced land
planner. Melissa earned her BS and MS in Landscape
Architecture from Cornell University.
Yellow Ribbon Program
For 2014-15 the Graduate School has increased its
commitment for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
$6,400 will go towards out-of-state tuition and
fees during the academic year for up to 8 graduate
and 4 doctoral students. For eligibility
information, email the Veterans Student Services
Office at [email protected] or call
704-687-5488. For more information, please visit
The door to your future.
210 Cato Hall ▪ 9201 University City Blvd ▪ Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 ▪ 704-687-5503 ▪
Andrew Honeycutt, a doctoral student in the
Mechanical Engineering program, is the
recipient of the 2014-15 Herschel and Cornelia
Everett First Year Graduate Fellowship for a
doctoral student. His research will focus on
advanced manufacturing. Andrew received his BS
in Mechanical Engineering from UNC Charlotte in
Nicholas Ortiz, a master’s student in the
Latin American Studies program, is the
recipient of the 2014-15 Herschel and
Cornelia Everett First Year Graduate
Fellowship for a master’s student. He
seeks to gain more knowledge and use
his skills in an altruistic manner by helping
create a more productive friendship
between the United states and Latin
America. Nicholas received his BA in
History and BA in Political Science from
UNC Wilmington.
Each semester the Residency Determination Office (RDO) accepts
applications for North Carolina Residency for tuition purposes.
Non-resident students who apply and are approved save over
$12,000 in tuition costs per year! Applications are reviewed as
they are received and are typically due by the fifth day of the
semester by 5:00 pm. The RDO also makes determinations about the
military tuition benefit. You may visit the RDO in 114 Denny Hall, call
them at 704-687-2505, or review their website at
Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship Program .
Provides ten week, paid internships and visiting student awards for
underrepresented graduate students in Business and Public
Administration. The spring 2015 application deadline is October 1.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Provides merit-based
fellowships for the cost of education and a personal stipend for
students in various areas of math, science, and engineering.
Application deadline October 31. http://
Brittney Chalmers, a master’s student
NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarship Program. Provides funding
in the English program, is the recipient of
the 2014-15 John Paul Lucas, Jr.
Scholarship for Educational Leadership.
Brittney is a secondary English teacher
with Cumberland County Schools. She
earned her BS in English Literature and
Language, with a minor in telecommunications, from Fayetteville State
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Provides fund-
to students living in rural areas interested in pursuing careers in
professional counseling. Application deadline November 1.
ing for projects related to research, education, preservation, and
public programming in the humanities. Deadlines vary by
program of interest.
Want to know about more opportunities?
Lenora Crabtree, a master’s student in the
Biology program, is the recipient of the
2014-15 Zonta Club Scholarship. Lenora has
been teaching high school science, primarily
biology and chemistry, for sixteen years. She
was the 2012 North Carolina Southwest
Region Teacher of the Year and the 2011-12
Gaston County Teacher of the Year. Lenora
attended Vanderbilt University as a Harold
Sterling Vanderbilt Scholar and graduated
with her BS in Molecular Biology.
Danay Downing, a master’s student in
the Anthropology program and graduate
certificate in Cognitive Science program,
is the recipient of the 2014-15 Faye
Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship.
Her research interests are in comparative cognition, language, learning, and
intelligence in primates and marine
mammals. Danay received her BA in
Biology and BS in Psychology from UNC
Charlotte in 2010.
The Graduate Source, Summer 2014
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Interest-Free Payment Plan
The enrollment period for Fall 2014 is May 1, 2014 and will continue until August 27, 2014.
Terms and conditions for the University Payment Plan can be
found on the Student Accounts website at
Training for New Graduate Teaching Assistants
Woodward Hall, Room 106
August 15, 2014 8:30am-3:00pm
Registration: 8:30 am. Welcome/Training 9:00am
Submit inquiries to [email protected]