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Doctoral student receives $24,000 grant

UGA College of Education graduate student Jennifer Hartwig is one of only five young scholars in the nation to be awarded the College Board Research Grant for the 2005-06 academic year. The grant awards $24,000 to fund the recipient’s research. Hartwig will use the award to fund her research concerning the new SAT in relation to students with learning disabilities.

Hartwig, a second-year doctoral student in special education, was nominated for the award by her major professor, Noel Gregg, a researcher in special education and director of UGA’s Learning Disabilities Center ( Gregg was one of 53 distinguished researchers from a variety of psychological and academic disciplines from across the country asked to nominate a student for the award.

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. at UGA, Hartwig was a clinician in a private multidisciplinary clinic for three years in Charlotte, N.C., and spent five years as a special education teacher in Kansas City. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and her master’s degree from Central Missouri State University.