Fall 2018 Master of Science and Ph.D. Fellowship Recipients Announced

Fall 2018 Master of Science and Ph.D. Fellowship Recipients Announced

April 13, 2018 - By Prescott College

Bobby Lewis and Sakenya McDonald are indicative of the thoughtful and committed change agents who thrive in the academic environment of Prescott College

 

Prescott College is proud to congratulate the recipients of the Fellowship for the fall 2018 semester in the Master of Science and Ph.D. programs. The Fellowship includes a full tuition award, and is renewable as long as the recipient maintains full time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

The Master of Science in Counseling Fellowship has been awarded to Bobby Lewis. Bobby's passion for helping others is evident in everything he does. Since he founded The Link School in Colorado in 2008, Bobby has been part of a team that provides experiential education and counseling to teenagers facing enormous life challenges. Earning his Master of Science in Counseling will undoubtedly ensure that the teens at The Link School will continue to receive the care and guidance they need to succeed.

The Ph.D. in Sustainability Education has been awarded to Sakenya McDonald. Sakenya has been developing a theory entitled Social Oppression Identity Injury (SOII).  In her PhD program, Sakenya will conduct research into systems of oppression, identity formation (specifically environmental and religious identity), sense of place, and social, cultural, economic, and political structures.  Sakenya hopes to show that SOII prohibits positive, productive identity formation which informs how individuals relate and respond to environmental issues.

Recipients of the Prescott College Fellowship are evaluated on five criteria: Demonstrated passion and excitement for the mission and programs of Prescott College, demonstrated ability to achieve strong academic success based upon previous academic background, activities, and community leadership involvement, demonstrated resilience and persistence in their lives, education, work, and community engagement, commitment to use their degree to address the social, cultural, economic, educational, environmental, or health crises facing communities today, and applicants who are members of communities most impacted by the social, economic, political and environmental problems they are working to solve.

The Fellowship includes a full tuition award, and is renewable as long as the recipient maintains full time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

These recipients are indicative of the kind of thoughtful and committed change agents who thrive in the Prescott College academic environment.  We are proud to count them, and all of our new students, among our number.