Date: 5 October 2007
To: All UF Department Chairs, Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: Dr. Laurence Alexander
Interim Associate Dean
UF Graduate School
RE: MCKNIGHT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: OCTOBER 11
Charles Jackson, executive director of the Florida Education Fund, is doing
a presentation on the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00
p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Room 346 of the Reitz Union. We would
like to have as many academic units represented as possible. We hope that
you or a representative from your department will attend. Also, we would
like to try to increase our participation levels in the program. Last year,
UF received ten fellowships.
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to African-American and
Hispanic students who are newly admitted to select doctoral programs at
Florida institutions. It includes a stipend of $12,000 funded for a maximum
of five years. Applicants must be United States citizens.
Hope to see you this coming Thursday!