Wiley Sophomore Jeremy Jackson Named UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow

Wiley College Press Release

MARSHALL, Texas — Wiley sophomore Jeremy Jackson has been selected for a prestigious UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Mr. Jackson is the first UNCF/Mellon Mays Fellow for Wiley College. A biology major, he will conduct research under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Washington, Dean of the Division of Sciences at Wiley, and Dr. Leah Aggison, Instructor of Biology at Wiley.

Mr. Jackson will also be exposed to a community of scholars, over 4,000 Fellows nationally at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels, who want to make a difference in higher education. As a UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Mr. Jackson will enjoy the following benefits: mentoring throughout his junior and senior years, $1800 per semester for four semesters, $3900 per summer for two summers, research travel grants up to $1600, graduate school support, loan repayment up to $10,000, and funding and mentoring opportunities during and after graduate school.

The UNCF/Mellon Programs are designed to identify the “best and brightest” students from throughout the UNCF network who are worthy of the name Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Those accepted into the Undergraduate program are expected to present themselves as serious scholars.