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Higher Education doctoral student awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend

January 20, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
Sophia Rahming

Sophia Rahming

Sophia Rahming, a doctoral student in the Higher Education program, was one of six Florida State University students who received the 2015-2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Book Stipend Award. She was presented this award at “An Evening with Jelani Cobb” as part of FSU MLK Week.

The purpose of the MLK Book Stipend Award is to assist FSU students in completing their education. This competitive scholarship award is a collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Black Alumni Association. A total of six awards were issued in the amount of $300 each: three awards from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and three awards from the FSU Black Alumni Association.

In addition, Rahming was a 2014-2015 recipient of the Legacy Fellowship, one of FSU’s highest honors for a graduate student. She was also the recipient of the Liliana Muhlan Masoner Memorial Scholarship Award and the Dr. Marion Neil Endowed Scholarship Award at Florida State. She is a member of the Graduate Assistants Union at FSU and serves as a graduate research assistant in the Center for Postsecondary Success.

Rahming has been an educator for 24 years serving in many capacities in private and public educational institutions in her country, The Bahamas. These posts include special education instructor, district professional development presenter, school principal and project director for the 21st Century Classroom Project. She also served as a resource person, and conference presenter for the National Commission on Special Education (2005) in the Bahamas. Rahming earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences at the College of St. Benedict, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a diploma in Specialized Learning for Diverse Learners from the University of St. Thomas.

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