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Doctoral Student Dion T. Harry Receives 2023 Melvin C. Terrell Scholarship

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Dion T. Harry, a doctoral student in the NC College of Education’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development higher education opportunity, equity, and justice concentration, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Melvin C. Terrell Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually by the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation, Inc. to graduate students who are pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree in student affairs or higher education administration.

Harry was recognized for his research, which focuses on advocating for and amplifying the experiences and well-being of marginalized communities in education, with a specific focus on Black queer and trans students and educators, marginalized communities in STEM, and students at community and technical colleges. 

“To be selected as an MCT Foundation scholarship recipient further affirms my desire to engage in research that can enhance the lives and well-being of Black queer and trans college students at our institutions,” Harry said. “This is powerful and meaningful work, and I’m beyond honored to have my work supported by the MTC Foundation as I continue this journey.” 

The Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation, Inc. works to support student affairs professionals and was created to ensure underrepresented students gain access and achieve success in the field.