Hampton University is pleased to announce Sophomores Aaron Farmbry and Al-Majid Edwards were accepted into the UNCF Mellon/Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
The UNCF Mellon/Mays Programs are designed with the goal of strengthening the number of qualified minority faculty within the Academy. The mission of the program is to transform the Academy by creating a pipeline of undergraduates who will pursue the Ph.D. with the sole intention of becoming faculty members. As fellows, students receive semester stipends, annual travel stipends, and funding to support research activities and GRE preparation.
Edwards, a creative writing major from Newark, N.J., is honored to receive this award, and credits his major's department with this success.
"(My acceptance) is also reflective of my department's dedication to its students and molding bright minds into exemplary leaders," Edwards said. After completing his undergraduate degree at HU, Edwards plans to pursue a Ph.D., and teach postsecondary education.
Farmbry is an English arts major from Philadelphia. He first heard about the fellowship program during his freshman year when he decided that he could not pass up the opportunity. Farmbry has always been passionate about teaching and this honor has helped to increase his motivation to enter the education field. After graduation he plans to pursue his Ph.D., and become an English professor teaching classic literature.
Edwards and Farmbry now join our two current HU UNCF Mellon/Mays Fellows, Senior Lauren Highsmith and Junior Maddie Nelson-Turner.
Sechemelia Lewis '15