Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Army Research Lab Launches Fellowship

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Army Research Lab Launches Fellowship

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In an effort to encourage more Atrican Americans to consider careers in research within the armed forces, the LI.S. Army Research Laboratory has launched a new graduate fellowship program.

The Science and Technology Academic Recognition System (STARS) fellowship provides tuition and expenses for recipients' senior year of undergraduate study, and two years of graduate study. While the program targets undergraduates who attend historically Black colleges and universities and other minority serving institutions, recipients may pursue graduate work at any accredited university.

Fellowship recipients are employed by the Army Research Laboratory during the summer and other breaks throughout the academic year. The awards can amount to up to $100,000 over the course of three years.

"There are other grad fellowship programs out there, but what is unique about the STARS program is we pick [students] up at the end of their junior year, which gives us a jump on industry," says Betty Irby senior analyst, and program director for HBCU/MI programs. …

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