16 Earn Benjamin Lever Fellowships

The University of Arkansas Graduate School has awarded Benjamin Lever Tuition Fellowships to 16 graduate students. The award aims to increase diversity within graduate degree programs by providing financial assistance to students from underrepresented groups.

The Lever fellowship covers graduate tuition costs for awardees.

The Lever Fellows for fall 2019 are:

  • Ian Chennell, athletic training
  • Gloria Deveraux, music
  • Tayler Estrada, athletic training
  • Abigail Flynn, athletic training
  • Ethan Godfrey, music
  • Rian Healy, athletic training
  • Blake Hockaday, athletic training
  • Renae Merrill, public policy
  • Evan Rochat, athletic training
  • Rolando Rodriguez, communication disorders
  • Dominic Romero, teacher education
  • Laura Smith, athletic training
  • Gordon Xiong, counseling
  • Rachel Backes, heath, sport and exercise science
  • Mariah Green, public administration
  • Stacee Lyles, music

Lever fellowship applications are now being accepted for the spring semester. The application deadline is Nov. 15.


Vicky Hartwell, director
Graduate Fellowships and Program Support
479-575-4327, hartwell@uark.edu


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