Shanalee Gallimore, a third-year doctoral student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, has won the John H. Edwards fellowship from the University Graduate School.
The fellowship, one of the most distinguished fellowships awarded to graduate students at IU, is given to a student that demonstratesgood citizenship, character and an attitude toward public service, amongst other qualifications. Recipients receive $25,000 as part of the award.
Gallimore said she experienced an array of emotions from disbelief to tears of joy when she found out she won the fellowship. The fellowship will award her the gift of time.
“Time to really focus on finishing up my coursework as well as time to finalize my dissertation topic, and to fully immerse myself into my research,” she said. “For the past three years, I have worked various assistantships like many graduate students, so this fellowship has taken a heavy weight off my shoulders, and I am looking forward to what this next year holds.”