Adeyemo receives $20,000 SREB Dissertation Fellowship
Adeoye Adeyemo, a graduate student in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, has received a 2014 Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Educational Board that includes a $20,000 stipend.
Adeyemo, a fourth-year doctoral student in social foundations of education, was selected to receive the fellowship to complete his dissertation titled, "Experiences of black male high school student athletes: Examining the implications for perceptions, aspirations, and identity."
The fellowship also provides for tuition and fees, a $500 research allowance and professional development support.
Adeyemo, of Chicago, earned a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was also a student-athlete at Illinois, where he was a wide receiver on the football team.