FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 16, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395, RPenny@uwb.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – University of Washington Bothell student Jessica Lusk is a recipient of the 2010-11 Ronald E. McNair Scholarship.
The McNair Scholarship is a program for low-income, first generation college students that helps prepare undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
Jessica is currently a senior in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, studying Community Psychology. This scholarship will allow her to work on a research project under the supervision of UW Bothell Professor Wadiya Udell and will help her with mentoring, research opportunities, and graduate school applications.
Says Jessica, “Being in the McNair program means that I will not only have the opportunity to further my education and improve my family’s life, but also equally important, contribute to research that could improve the lives of others as well.”
Jessica looks forward to working with Professor Udell and the opportunities that come with being in the McNair Program.
For more information about the McNair Scholarship, visit their website: http://depts.washington.edu/uwmcnair/index.htm.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.