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Howard University Announces 2021-2022 Just-Julian Scholars

WASHINGTON – Howard University Office of the Provost and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Just-Julian Scholars. The Just-Julian Graduate Research Assistantship awards graduate-level students based on their academic achievement, research interests, and potential in their respective fields. They are paired with faculty for mentorship to achieve their research goals.

“We are pleased to recognize these distinguished scholars and their faculty mentors as Just-Julian Scholars. In addition to noting their high potential as scholars, these awards also provide financial support to these graduate students to support their academic success,” said Anthony Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., provost and chief academic officer.

The graduate research assistantship will cover their full tuition and a stipend of no less than $20,000 for the next academic year, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Among the Just-Julian Scholars is West Palm Beach, Florida native Shakuan K. Frankson, who is excited to embark on this funded research journey as he earns his doctorate in mathematics.

“I am incredibly grateful to be a Just-Julian Scholar! Receiving this fellowship will help me to maximize my research potential and engage in research without some of the constraints of funding availability. This program will further bring into fruition my dream of contributing to the development of a diverse mathematical community,” said Frankson.

Congratulations to the new scholars and their mentors! The full list of 2021-2022 Just-Julian Scholars and mentors includes:

 

Name

Program

Research Mentor

Yusra Alkasasbeh

Economics

Mika Kato

Hyeladzirra Banu

African Studies

Mohamed Camara

Glory Bassey

Biology

Courtney Robinson

Perpetue Bataille Backer

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Simeon Adesina

Melody Chepkoech

Mechanical Engineering

Gbadebo Owolabi

Erika Clark

School Psychology

Celeste Malone

Franklin Emeni

Economics

Haydar Kurban

Shakuan Frankson

Mathematics

Dennis Davenport

Brittany Hinkle

Counseling Psychology

Shareefah Al'Uqdah

Alex Holt

Physics & Astronomy

Marcus Alfred

Bryan Jenkins

Communication, Culture & Media Studies

Wei Sun

Tenisha Jones

School Psychology

Celeste Malone

Tamanna Joshi

Physics & Astronomy

Pratibha Dev

Felipe Juan

Economics

Haydar Kurban

Kendra Michael

School Psychology

Gregory Reed

Nisa Muhammad

African Studies

Mohamed Camara

Ashley Ortiz

Counseling Psychology

Kyndra Middleton

Alexandria Smith

Counseling Psychology

Ivory Toldson

Nyla Wolford-Rogers

Counseling Psychology

Shareefah Al'Uqdah

 

 

 

 

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About Howard University Graduate School

Howard University offered its first master’s degree in 1867—the same year it was established. In 1934, the Graduate School was formally established and reorganized to its current structure with divisions in the arts and humanities, biological and life sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences. The school awarded its first doctorate degree in 1958 in the field of chemistry. The school offers 24 master’s, 31 Ph.D. and 7 M.D./Ph.D. Programs. The Graduate School has consistently issued on average over 100 doctoral degrees per year for the last three years.  For more information, visit, www.gs.howard.edu 

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.