17 Students Awarded 2021-22 Donor-Supported Graduate Fellowships

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Graduate School recently awarded donor-supported graduate fellowships to 17 UNC Charlotte students, representing a broad cross section of academic programs.

The 2021-22 recipients were selected from among 987 applications, up more than 250 from 2020.

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.

“We congratulate these students for their dedication to higher education and for their contribution to the creation of knowledge,” said Tom Reynolds, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. “And we 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.

2021-22 recipients for each fellowship are:

Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Student Research Award

  • Mukulika Bose, PhD Biology
  • Jeba Rezwana, PhD Computing and Information Systems
  • Amanda Sargent, PhD Organizational Science
  • Paul Scholes, MA Sociology
  • Tang Ye, PhD Nanoscale Science

Joanna R. Baker Memorial Graduate Fellowship

  • Providence Adu, PhD Geography
  • Yash Tadimalla, PhD Computing and Information Systems

Dr. Craig R. Brown Graduate Fellowship

  • Janae Cofield, MA Communication Studies

Wayland H. Cato Jr. First-Year Graduate Fellowship

  • Dewan Mohammed Abdul Ahad, PhD Electrical Engineering
  • Dylan Turner, PhD Geography

DRReaM Graduate Fellowship

  • Parth Patel, M. Health Administration

Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation First-Year Doctoral Graduate Fellowship

  • Kendall Clay, PhD Health Psychology

Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation First-Year Master’s Graduate Fellowship

  • Kayla Gentry, M. Architecture

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

  • Coming soon

Faye Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship

  • Marquis Mason, PhD Curriculum and Instruction

John Paul Lucas Jr. Scholarship for Educational Leadership

  • Ashley Wilson, MA English

Claudia Reynolds Graduate Fellowship

  • Hannah Mixon, MA Counseling

Zonta Club Scholarship

  • Jessica Bravo, M. Social Work