Herndon is one of 12 students nationwide selected to receive the award. The fellowships are awarded to students from underrepresented groups who are currently applying to doctoral programs in political science.
“The APSA MFP was my first ever fellowship and really affirmed my research interests and potential as I set off on my journey to get a Ph.D.,” Herndon said. “The American Political Science Association continues to be an invaluable resource to me.”
Herndon graduated in May with a double major in political science and international affairs with a minor in Chicano-Latino studies. Through UNO’s 3+2 political science program, he has been able to jumpstart the pursuit of his master’s degree while completing his undergraduate coursework.
He plans to complete his master’s at UNO in 2020 before beginning work toward his Ph.D. in political science at UCLA. He plans to study Latino political behavior as part of the program’s subdiscipline in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.
Funds from the fellowship can be used to support expenses related to pursuing his doctorate during his first and second years of doctoral study.
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