Southeastern student awarded fellowship to Howard University

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Caprice Lee
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – A graduate student in Southeastern Louisiana University’s communication sciences and disorders program has been awarded a fellowship to Howard University in Washington, DC.
     Caprice Lee of Monroe won the Frederick Douglass Fellowship to support her doctoral studies. The award comes with a full tuition waiver and a yearly $20,000 stipend. Lee is a graduate of Southeastern’s bachelor’s program in communication sciences and disorders and will receive her master’s degree at the university’s commencement on May 13.
     “From her undergraduate days until the present, Caprice’s intellect and work ethic have been prized and respected by our entire faculty,” said Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Lillian Stiegler. “She is always thoughtful and thorough in her work and has the persistence to stick to tasks until they are not simply completed, but beautifully so. Caprice is certainly among the top students I have worked with in my 23 years at Southeastern.”
     The Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars fellowship program is awarded to new doctoral level students who are also new to Howard University Graduate School. It is designed to recruit academically talented students with an interest in college or university teaching to pursue doctoral studies in the Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science disciplines at Howard University. The Frederick Douglass award is offered on a competitive basis upon recommendation by the candidate’s prospective department chair and the Financial Aid Advisory Committee.
     To be selected for the program, Lee had to submit three letters of recommendation, a five-page scholarly academic or research writing sample, participate in an interview, and prepare a statement describing how the professoriate fits into her career goals.

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