Doctoral Candidate Wins Graduate Council Writing Fellowship

Melissa YoungDoctoral Candidate Melissa Young has won a special Graduate Council Writing Fellowship for the summer and fall terms. Funded by UA’s Graduate School, the competitive award is designed to allow top doctoral students to devote themselves full-time to completing their dissertations and includes release time, a summer stipend, and an enhanced fall stipend (along with a full tuition scholarship and health insurance).

Young is completing her dissertation on the emergence of the Jewish community in Birmingham after the Civil War. Her adviser is Dr. John Giggie, Director, Summersell Center for the Study of the South.