Nelson Zounlome Awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship

Indiana University graduate student Nelson Zounlome was one of only 65 applicants from across the country awarded the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is designed to increase the diversity of this countrys university faculty. Nelson says, "the fellowship will allow me to focus on finishing my course work and provide me with more time to devote to my research, which will help propel me towards a career as a faculty member at a research-intensive university. I look forward to helping others like myself succeed as future member of the academy."  ​

Nelson Zounlome is currently completing the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology in the School of Education. He recevied a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Indiana University in 2015 and participated in the IUB McNair Scholars Program as an undergraduate. Nelson now works as a McNair Alumni Graduate Student Mentor providing advice and support to current scholars as they complete a research project and apply to graduate programs.