UCCS Trauma Psychology Scholars Secure Prestigious Graduate Fellowship

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Kelly Dixon and Molly Higgins, both UCCS Trauma Psychology track Ph.D. students, and student affiliates of the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, have been chosen for the prestigious Graduate School Mentored Doctoral Fellowship by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). This esteemed fellowship, sponsored by the Graduate School, aims to foster the professional growth of doctoral candidates across various disciplines. Kelly and Molly demonstrated exceptional dedication to their academic pursuits and professional development, surpassing the rigorous selection criteria which include maintaining a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5. Their commitment to advancing their research, teaching, and practical skills beyond coursework made them standout candidates for this competitive award. The fellowship, providing tuition support and living expenses of up to $25,000, will undoubtedly empower Kelly and Molly to further excel in their doctoral journeys at UCCS.

The Graduate School Mentored Doctoral Fellowship signifies not only a recognition of academic excellence but also a testament to Kelly Dixon and Molly Higgins' unwavering dedication to their respective fields. As advanced doctoral students, they have exemplified a profound commitment to research, teaching, and clinical work, setting a high standard for their peers. This fellowship offers them a unique opportunity to delve deeper into their areas of expertise while receiving financial support for their educational endeavors. Kelly and Molly's selection for this fellowship underscores their exceptional capabilities and promises a bright future as they continue to contribute meaningfully to their disciplines and the broader academic community at UCCS and beyond.


Tags: Newsletter May 2024