The Graduate School

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

FSU boasts its largest cohort of P.E.O. Scholars

A shark-studying doctoral candidate is finishing up her final year at Florida State University with assistance from a unique organization dedicated to helping women succeed in their post-secondary endeavors. Bianca Prohaska is part of FSU’s largest cohort of women graduate students receiving support from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) to date. The organization, which was […]

FSU graduate student receives $120K grant to study health policy

A Florida State University doctoral student has been awarded a $120,000 grant through a new program trying to diversify the future generation of policy development leaders. Patrice Williams is one of 40 traditionally underrepresented students who will join the first cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars, a new program led by Johns Hopkins University and […]

Class act: FSU welcomes talented, diverse group of first-year students

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29.  About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history. An estimated 21.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3 percent are African-American or African-American and another race, […]

Doctoral student receives prestigious Department of Defense scholarship

A Florida State University doctoral student is a recipient of a Science, Mathematics and Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service, established by the Department of Defense (DOD). Daniel Fenn, a student in the Department of Scientific Computing from Tremonton, Utah, is receiving research funding sponsored by Air Force Division A9 located at the Pentagon as […]

Three graduate students receive prestigious P.E.O. awards

Three Florida State University graduate students are recipients of prestigious P.E.O. awards. “We are extremely proud of Jane McPherson, Lindsay Bodell and Brenda Wawire,” said Nancy Marcus, dean of the Graduate School. “Their work is impressive, and to receive these highly prestigious P.E.O. awards is wonderful recognition of their achievements.” Bodell and McPherson have received […]

National Science Foundation awards Graduate Research Fellowships to three students

Three Florida State University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation for 2012. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides graduate-degree seeking students in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with three years of support through a $30,000 annual stipend and a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. The Graduate Research Fellowship recipients […]

FSU graduate students as successful as they are diverse

They come from a variety of disciplines and are at differing stages in their academic careers. But an impressive number of Florida State University graduate students do have at least one thing in common: They are recipients of some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and awards. With assistance from FSU faculty and, in many […]