Two NDSU graduate students have been recognized through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Rachel Salter, a doctoral student in biological sciences from Atlanta, was selected for a fellowship, and Darcy Corbitt-Hall, a doctoral student in psychology from Auburn, Alabama, received an honorable mention.
Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees and opportunities for international research and professional development.
The NSF awarded 2,000 fellowships from more than 13,000 applications. Last year, NDSU’s Graduate Center for Writers taught the first Graduate Research Fellowship Program class, which included one-on-one work with the center’s writing consultants to draft important personal statements and graduate research plans. Salter and Corbitt-Hall participated in the class.
The program is the nation’s oldest fellowship program for graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM. It recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students, who it anticipates will contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering. A total of 42 fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences.
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