Maria Lay Mendoza is a CBS MS student in Dr. Brindley's lab. She was awarded one of the Graduate School's fellowships, called GAIN.

The State of Georgia depends on an educated, technically skilled workforce to compete in the global marketplace. To be successful in an increasingly competitive job market, many students require additional skills sets beyond those learned during undergraduate studies. To address these interrelated challenges, the University of Georgia announces the Georgia Impact Now Master’s (GAIN) Fellows Program.

GAIN Fellows will be selected from applicants to UGA master’s programs in specific disciplines having a high impact on the economy of the State of Georgia. Beginning January 2017, designated programs will nominate GAIN Fellows, nominations will be reviewed centrally, and 10 GAIN Fellows will be appointed each year. GAIN Fellows will be chosen from among the most outstanding nominees, who demonstrate superior potential to contribute to the economy of Georgia after completing their degrees.

You can read about the scholarship here: http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/financial-information/graduate-school-based-financial-assistance/funding-from-graduate-school/.