Each recipient is enrolled in doctoral or terminal studies at an accredited university. Since 1968, the fund has provided financial assistance to 166 deaf and hard of hearing students who pursue further education at institutions outside Gallaudet University.
The Graduate Fellowship Fund was established with money from the half million-dollar Centennial Fund raised by the alumni association. The principal of the Fund is endowed so monies earned from interest will be used to support special designated funds and to give grants to qualified grants.
To be eligible for the fellowships, applicants must be deaf or hard of hearing, be admitted to an accredited graduate program, carry a full-time semester load, and have a need for financial assistance. Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis. Initial awards may be renewed for the duration of the course of study and for dissertation expenses provided that the holder of the award maintains scholastic standards. The award recipients for the 2006-2007 academic year are:
Jennifer Brinkley, G-’99, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University
Jody Cripps, ’98, Ph.D in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona;
Raja Kushalnagar, Ph.D in Computer Science, University of Houston;
Poorna Rajagopalan Kushalnagar, ’93, Ph.D in Neuropsychology, University of Houston;
Jason Larson, Ph.D in Early Christian Studies, Syracuse University;
Gabriel Love, ’85, D.ED in Curriculum & Instruction, Argosy University;
Jeff Pollock, Ph.D in Education, Culture, & Society, University of Utah;
Amy Stack, DPT in Physical Therapy, Elon University;
Sean Virnig, ’97, Ph.D in Educational Administration, University of Minnesota; and
Darlene Goncz Zangara, G-’90, Ph.D in Leadership and Change, Antioch University
Posted: 8 Jun 2006