Governor Granholm Announces Six Michigan Scholars Will Receive Fellowships Funded by Recovery Act

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August 11, 2010

DOE program encourages students to earn graduate degrees in science, math, engineering
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that six Michigan students are among 150 students across the country selected to receive graduate fellowships through the U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Program.  The program is supported in part by $12.5 million in funding from the federal Recovery Act.
The program's goal is to encourage students to pursue graduate degrees in basic research in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences and environmental science. 
"The future prosperity of our state and nation is linked to continual advancements and breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the sciences," Granholm said.  "Congratulations to these six students from Michigan who will be able to further their education through these prestigious fellowships."
The six Michigan students selected today are:
-  Sarah Anderson, University of Michigan - Physics
-  Stephen DeWitt, University of Michigan - Engineering Physics
-  Colin Gurganus, Michigan Technological University - Atmospheric Science
-  Carley Kratz, Michigan Technological University - Forest Science
-  Michelle Price, University of Michigan - Applied Physics
-  Ben Roller, Michigan State University - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Each graduate fellow will receive $50,500 a year for up to three years to assist with tuition, living expenses, research materials and travel to Department of Energy research facilities.