Murray State University Regents Fellowship

2020 Murray State University Regents Fellows

Abril Sosa

Abril Sosa

Hometown: Atoka, TN

Graduate Program: Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling

Kaitlyn Black

Kaitlyn Black

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Graduate Program: Mass Communications

Devonna Crocker

Devonna Crocker

Hometown: Owensboro, KY

Graduate Program: Postsecondary Education Administration

Chanella Clark

Abril Sosa

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Graduate Program: Clinical Mental Health

The Murray State University (MSU) Regents Fellowship is a one-year, renewable graduate assistantship/scholarship designed to assist underrepresented minority students with career development opportunities in higher education while completing their graduate degree.


To be eligible, an applicant must

  • be a U.S. Citizen,
  • a member of one or more underrepresented minority groups at Murray State,
  • and fully admitted into a Murray State graduate program.

    Preference will be given to students whose personal characteristics reflect historically underrepresented populations and financial need.

If selected, the recipient must enroll as a full-time graduate student (min. 9 hours) each semester of the award and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.


  • Submit the application by Monday, August 3, 2020, by 4:00 pm CST.
  • A committee will review current graduate applications and interviews will be conducted in early August of this year.
  • Selection will be determined no later than August 14, 2020.

Fellowship Details

  • The program will be for no more than two semesters (one academic year) unless the degree is completed sooner – to begin in Fall 2020.
  • This fellowship may be renewed for up to one additional year.
  • Up to five (5) Regents Fellows (Graduate Scholars) will be chosen for the academic year.
  • The Regents Fellowship stipend will be $7,500/year ($3,750 per semester).
  • The scholarship awarded will be $1,000/semester ($2,000/year) for full-time, U.S. Citizen (non-online) graduate students.
  • The scholarship may be renewed.


Please send any questions regarding the program and application process to