Alumni Scholarship Adds Up For Alumnus
Jul. 24, 2013 - After completing his master’s degree from UNLV, Alex Moore '11, was awarded the UNLV Alumni Association's prestigious Sterling Scholarship of $5,000 to be used in the upcoming school year for his doctoral program.
Five years ago, Moore came to UNLV from St. Louis after discovering UNLV’s experimental psychology program through Dr. Mark Ashcraft, chair of UNLV’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Ashcraft is a recognized national expert in the field of math cognition, Moore’s area of study.
In his dissertation, Moore will study how math anxiety impacts working memory when completing basic mathematical computations. He hopes to pin-point which aspects of working memory are more susceptible to the effects of anxiety so that math instructors can develop new instruction techniques.
Moore is eager to complete his dissertation and start his post-doctoral experience. Upon hearing he was selected for the award, he stated, “The Sterling Scholarship was a surprise. I feel honored to have been selected. Graduate scholarships are rare, especially one for $5,000. This scholarship fully funds my dissertation research, which is a big step in pursuing a career in research and teaching.”
Alumni Association Scholarship Program
Since 1998, the UNLV license plate program has raised more than $325,000 for scholarships at UNLV. The Alumni Association offers several awards:
- Children of Alumni Scholarship – Up to 12 awards of $2,500 per year are awarded to qualifying children of UNLV alumni
- Alumni Graduate – Up to nine awards of $2,500 per year are awarded to a graduate of UNLV to assist with pursuit of second degree
- Fred C. Albrecht Alumni Association Scholarship - various awards to full-time graduate students with preference given to UNLV graduates
- Outstanding Faculty Award – Two scholarships of $2,500 per year available to students in the department of the Outstanding Faculty Member of Year
- Sterling Scholarship – Two awards per year of $5,000 to a doctoral student in their second year of study
- Loyalty Circle Scholarship – Awarded to two student athletes each year in the amount of $10,000 per student
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