The UF Graduate School will host Dr. Lawrence Morehouse, the President & CEO of the Florida Education Fund (FEF), on October 13th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to discuss the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship and other FEF initiatives.

 

The session will take place in the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex Meeting Room 101 (CGRC 101). All graduate coordinators and staff are invited to attend to learn more about these initiatives and to ask any questions you may have of Dr. Morehouse.

 

Please register for the event by CLICKING HERE!

 

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The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984, and has provided funding to more than 1,000 minority Ph.D. students, 314 of which have attended or are currently attending the University of Florida. The program boasts a retention rate of more than 84% and more than 500 Ph.D. fellows who have graduated with an average completion time of 5.5 years.

 

The Florida Education Fund (FEF) was funded initially by a major grant from the McKnight Foundation of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and, subsequently, a challenge grant from the Foundation, which required matching funds from the Florida Legislature. As a not-for-profit corporation established in 1984, the FEF has provided an avenue to ensure that educational advancement is possible. This quasi-public entity, with a statewide mission and national impact, was originally known as the McKnight Programs in Higher Education and administered by the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, which serves as the forerunner to what is now known as the FEF.