April Highlander and Aaron Neal, graduate students in Developmental Psychology, were selected as 2019 Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).
The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program (MSP) was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support scholars from under-represented ethnic/racial groups from North America in pursuing graduate work in developmental science. To that end, the program provides educational and professional development for these scholars, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development. The program offers the selected scholars with mentorship from advanced scholars in the field who provide them guidance and support in their pursuit of educational and professional goals. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic and disciplinary groups are recruited to serve as mentors. Through participation in the Millennium Scholars Program, minority scholars have the opportunity to attend the SRCD Biennial Meeting, special pre-conference activities, and the possibility to develop a lasting mentoring relationship with their mentors. These experiences enable scholars to gain valuable exposure to the field and allow them to interact not only with their mentors, but also with other scholars and professionals.
Congratulations to April and Aaron for being named Millennium Scholars! As Millennium Scholars, April and Aaron will attend the 2019 SRCD Biennial Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland March 21 – 23, 2019!