McKnight Fellowships

This is a state-wide program administered through the Florida Education Fund (FEF). The McKnight Fellowships provide up to five years of funding support for newly enrolled African American and Hispanic graduate students who intend to seek a Ph.D. degree. The McKnight Dissertation Fellowship provides up to one year of stipend support to graduate students working to complete dissertations. Please find the members listed below by name, department and college.


Caroline Bailey Criminology Criminology
Danisha Baker Statistics Arts & Sciences
Kaleena Burkes Criminology Criminology
Pierce Dignam Sociology Social Sciences & Public Policy
Kevin Elliot Psychology Arts & Sciences
Vladimir Geneus Statistics Arts & Sciences
Diane Lawong Business Administration Business
Clausell Mathis School of Teacher Education Education
Dunwoody Mirvil Music Music


Inger Daniels Finance Business
Kidane Dashew Neuroscience Arts & Sciences
Joshua Degraff Industrial Engineering Engineering
Gary Gramajo Statistics Arts & Sciences
Felicia Griffin Statistics Arts & Sciences
Sherelle Harmon Clinical Psychology Arts & Sciences
Amber Kinsey Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences Human Sciences
Sherrina Lofton Sports Management Education
Heather Maranges Social Psychology Arts & Sciences
Jessica Martinez Biological Sciences Arts & Sciences
Alyssa Rose Chemistry Arts & Sciences
Connie Tenorio Chemistry Arts & Sciences
Lenzi Williams Chemistry Arts & Sciences


Lyonna Alcantara Neuroscience Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Anderson Marketing Business
Miltonette Craig Criminology Criminology
Eve Culbreth Biology Arts & Sciences
Rasheda Thompson Psychology Arts & Sciences
Joaquin Vaca Mechanical Engineering Engineering


Sidney Anderson Marketing Business
Yonatan Binyam Religion Arts & Sciences
Nefertiti Gaudig-Puplampu Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Education
Ester Spencer English Arts & Sciences
Tamara Stephens Criminology Criminology


Nathalia Borden Political Science Social Sciences & Public Policy
Jesus Chavarria Psychology Arts & Sciences
Marcus Elam Nutrition & Food Science Human Sciences
Janelle Jennings-Alexander English Arts & Sciences
Timothy Jones Finance Business
Ashley Sanders Mathematics Arts & Sciences
Sharde Smith Family & Child Sciences Human Sciences
Maydalis Torres Mathematics Arts & Sciences
Ira Wheaton Industrial Engineering Engineering


David Grasso Askew School of Public Administration Social Sciences & Public Policy
Cresean Hughes Criminology Criminology
Brandon Reese Mechanical Engineering Engineering