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Retired dean Nancy Marcus receives stellar send off
It was a standing-room-only crowd at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House Wednesday, Sept. 6, as students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the retirement of Nancy Marcus.

FSU graduate students to attend international Nobel laureate meeting
Two Florida State University graduate students are among 400 student-scientists worldwide invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual meeting that includes 30 Nobel laureates.

Five FSU graduates to spend year abroad with Fulbright awards
Five exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

National Science Foundation awards FSU graduate students prestigious fellowships
A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

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. 

Three FSU Graduate Students Receive Prestigious P.E.O. Awards
Jane McPherson and Linsay Bodell are the recipients of the P.E.O. Scholar Award and Brenda Wawire is the recipient of the International Peace Scholarship. The three students performed outstanding research in a myriad of disciplines such as social work, foreign language education, and clinical psychology. The prestigious awards aim to celebrate and to promote the achievements of female scholars. 

Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Department of Defense Scholarship
Graduate student Daniel Fenn received the Science, Mathematics, and Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service by the U.S. Department of Defense. “We are so proud of Dan and these accomplishments and are confident that this is part of the continuum of his bright scientific career,” said Dr. Keisha John, Director of the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards. 

Nick Heath Selected as Winner of the 2013 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded graduate student Nick Heath with the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for his remarkable research. Nick is a Ph.D. Student in Meteorology at FSU with an interest in weather patterns. To learn more about Nick’s research, click here. 

Deirdre Carter, FSU's Art History doctoral student, is awarded the Medieval Academy of America Schallek Fellowship.
The College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance wishes to congratulate our own Department of Art History doctoral student, Deirdre Carter, for being the first at Florida State University to receive the Schallek Fellowship. 

Two Exceptional Doctoral Students Named IHR Mellon Junior Fellows
Two exceptional English Literature doctoral students will conduct onsite research in original sources in the United Kingdom with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Doctoral Student in Education Receives Two Prestigious Awards
Haddy Njie, a Ph.D. student in Sociocultural and International Development Education Studies, was awarded an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She was also the recipient of an educational grant from the World Bank Family Network's Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund.

National Science Foundation Awards Graduate Research Fellowships to Three Students
Three Florida State University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation for 2012.

Interior Design Master's Student is Awarded NEWH Platinum Scholarship
A master’s student from the Department of Interior Design, Amber Sargent, is the recipient of the 2011 Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) Platinum Scholarship.

EPA Recognizes Outstanding Doctoral Student in Biological Science
A doctoral student from the Department of Biological Science, Joshua Grinath, is the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (EPA STAR) Fellowship for graduate environmental study.

Graduate Student Wins NSF Grant
Debra Trusty, doctoral candidate in Classical Archaeology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her study of changes in the production and distribution of prehistoric ceramic cooking vessels.

FSU Students Gain Experience as Gubernatorial Fellows
Seven Florida State University students have been selected by Gov. Rick Scott to be part of the 13-member 2011-2012 class of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows.

FSU Graduate Students as Successful as They Are Diverse
They come from a variety of disciplines and are at differing stages in their academic careers. But an impressive number of Florida State University graduate students do have at least one thing in common: They are recipients of some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and awards.

Doctoral Students Named PEO Scholars
Two Florida State University doctoral students have been recognized as outstanding scholars by a philanthropic educational organization, PEO International. 

FSU Doctoral Candidate receives Distinguished Fellowship
A Florida State University graduate student researching the early history and influence of printing has won a $25,000 “Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for Research in Original Sources.”

Religion Grad Student Shannon Dunn is Awarded 2 Prestigious National Fellowships
Shannon Dunn, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion, has been awarded a highly selective $25,000 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-2012. She was also awarded a dissertation completion fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

Two MSP Students Honored with Eisenhower Fellowships
In the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, two students pursuing a Master’s of Science in Planning (MSP) have been awarded prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowships.

Doctoral Student Wins Language Scholarship
A Florida State University doctoral student in musicology, Elizabeth Clendinning, has won the highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State.

P.E.O. Scholar Award 2010
A Florida State University doctoral student is the only recipient in the state of Florida to have been awarded the prestigious PEO Scholar Award.

FSU 2010 Gubernatorial Fellows
Eight Florida State University students have been selected by Gov. Charlie Crist as 2010 Gubernatorial Fellows.

Record Number of Florida State University Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
A record number of Florida State University students have been selected to receive highly competitive and valuable National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Two FSU Students Receive the Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Award
The Department of Education has honored two FSU doctoral candidates for their outstanding graduate research proposals through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships.

Opening of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (OGFA)
This Fall, the Graduate School unveils a new office for obtaining graduate fellowships and awards. The OGFA is a resource designed to assist graduate students in their search for funding and provide them with support throughout the application process.

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