McKnight Fellows

Overview

Established in 1984, the Florida Education Fund's (FEF) McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program has increased the number of African Americans who have earned Ph.D.'s in historically underrepresented, crucial disciplines where African Americans have not historically enrolled and completed degree programs. The FEF has awarded more than 750 fellowships to African Americans and Hispanics pursuing Ph.D.'s, and the program enjoys an impressive retention rate of over 84%. More than 500 fellows have graduated with Ph.D.'s, in an average completion time of 5.5 years.