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 (www.coe.uga.edu/ldcenter). 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.