Success Stories

Say It In 6

Could you tell your story in just six words? In our Say It In 6 series, FSU graduate students do just that, sharing their graduate school and fellowship experiences in a half dozen words. Students then expand briefly on their "Say It In 6." Some reflect on why they chose to go to graduate school while others share how their fellowships have changed their lives. Click through to learn more about each student. FSU graduate students are among the best in the country; these are their stories.

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McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows


The McKnight Fellowship Program is a state-wide program administered through the Florida Education Fund (FEF). The program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university level.

FAMU Graduate Feeder Scholars Program


The FAMU Graduate Feeder program is an official partnership agreement between Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and more than 40 Feeder Institutions around the country to increase the number of African Americans participating in advanced graduate education.

In The News

Advanced excellence: Graduate students honored at annual celebration
The annual event acknowledges the achievement of graduate students in areas such as leadership, instruction and research.

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history
Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program.

FSU boasts its largest cohort of P.E.O. scholars
A shark-studying doctoral candidate is finishing up her final year at Florida State University with assistance from a unique organization dedicated to helping women succeed in their post-secondary endeavors.

State of the University: The Graduate School
The Graduate School and its students fight for money and prestige in an academic environment that has a strong focus on the undergraduate experience and an ever-shrinking budget. How does FSU encourage and support graduate students while making difficult decisions on faculty and spending, among other things?

FSU Graduate Student Receives $120K Grant to Study Health Policy
Patrice Williams is one of 40 traditionally underrepresented students who will join the first cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars, a new program led by Johns Hopkins University and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

FSU Criminology Doctoral Student Receives NIJ Assistantship for a Third Year
Criminology Ph.D. student Jennifer Lynne Holmes has recently been approved for a third year in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research Assistantship Program.