Title of Award

The King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship

Recipient's Department

Communications and Media Studies

Document Type


Year of Award


Awarding Organization

Michigan Technological University

Reason for Award

I was awarded the KCP Fellowship; full tuition coverage for years 1-3 of doctoral graduate study at MTU and an additional stipend to cover the cost of commuting and books. "The purpose of the King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. The program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King-Chávez-Parks Initiative designed to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education. Future Faculty Fellows are eligible to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree at the public universities in Michigan. The recipient of the fellowship will receive up to $35,000 towards their doctoral degree ("The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship", 2016)."

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