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Student & Alumni Achievements

South Carolina Student Wins Dissertation Award from the Southern Regional Education Board

Ms. Tiara Rosemond, a doctoral candidate in the Arnold School of Public Health’s department of health promotion, education, and behavior (HPEB) at the University of South Carolina, has won a Dissertation Award from the Southern Regional Education Board. The Board awards only two of these prestigious honors each year as a component of their Doctoral Scholars Program, which aims to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose careers as faculty at colleges and university. Created in 1993, the program has assisted more than 1,200 scholars at 94 institutions in 31 states over the last two decades.

In an effort to provide holistic support, the program provides multiple layers of assistance, including career counseling and advocacy, networking connections, financial stipends, research funding, and continued early career support. Ms. Rosemond’s Dissertation Award offers a $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees, a $500 research allowance and professional development support as well as covering expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

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