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Kingsville student receives EPA science fellowship


Ryan Darr of Kingsville, Texas, recently received a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Darr was one of 98 students chosen from more than 1,200 applicants nationwide for this prestigious fellowship.

Fellows can receive up to $37,000 per year to help complete masterís and doctorate degrees.

Mr. Darr attends Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he is pursuing his masterís degree. He is studying the negative environmental effects that may occur when humans intentionally or accidentally provide supplemental food sources to white-tailed deer.

EPAís GRO fellowship program helps to build capacity in universities with limited funding for research and development by awarding fellowships to students in environmental fields. Each year, students in the United States compete for GRO fellowships through a rigorous merit review process to ensure that some of the best students in the country are chosen for these programs. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields, such as urban and regional planning and decision sciences.

EPA is accepting applications from students for the 2008 GRO fellowship as well as the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Application information can be found at


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