Fourth-year doctoral candidate Ashley Harlow received a President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship honoring her academic accomplishments and potential for future significant contributions to the academy.
The fellowship provides a yearly stipend of $23,000, full resident tuition and fees, a $500 travel allowance, and a paid summer internship. It will support her dissertation research into the impact of STEM higher education practices on student outcomes. Harlow is specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context (EPSC). During her doctoral studies, she has focused on educational inequality, student motivation, diversity and equity, opportunity gap, education policy reform, college access, cultural capital, urban school policy, and program implementation.
Harlow, who is advised by Assistant Professor Di Xu and Distinguished Professor George Farkas, is one of only six doctoral students to receive the 2020 President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship from UCI.