Graduate College Announces 2020-21 Fellowship Recipients

Aug. 17, 2020


The Graduate College recently announced the recipients of the 2020-21 fellowship awards. Congratulations to the awardees!

Barrick Graduate Fellowship 
Barrick Graduate Fellowships were established by an endowment from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick. These fellowships are given to outstanding doctoral students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship during their graduate study at UNLV.

  • Shangjia Zhang, Astronomy Ph.D.
  • Matthew West, Criminology and Criminal Justice Ph.D. (fellowship awarded for spring 2021 semester)

President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 
The President’s UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are funded by gifts to the UNLV Foundation by the Frank Koch Living Trust for the research support of doctoral students.

  • Christopher Defelice, Geoscience Ph.D. 
  • Cindy Kha, Biological Sciences Ph.D
  • Zakai Olsen, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship
The UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship is made possible by funds from the UNLV Foundation. This prestigious award is granted over four semesters to doctoral students in the final two years of their program.

  • George William Kajjumba, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.