Tech Graduate School awards fellowships to CASNR's Ison and Whibesilassie
Two graduate students from Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have been selected as recipients of the university's Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program for the 2015-16 academic year.
Sarah Ison with the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and Wondmagegne Whibesilassie with Department of Natural Resources Management were selected based on quality of research summary, credentials, likelihood of completing their dissertation within 12 months, quality of training environment and mentoring plan, and impact of the award on increasing the number of doctoral students. Students were endorsed by their department or program chairs.
"The demand for doctoral degree holders is increasing because they drive innovation and creative endeavors in all fields," said Mark Sheridan, vice provost for graduate affairs and dean of the Graduate School. "This fellowship program will enable Texas Tech to move doctoral degree recipients into the workforce more quickly to meet this demand and to contribute to the economic vitality of the region, the state and the nation."
The program, designed to increase the completion rate of doctoral students and enhance recruitment of new students, provides funding for students to dedicate their time to completing their dissertation in the upcoming academic year.
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