The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute (Institute) announced today that Tameka Holly and Javon Knight will be the inaugural recipients of the Master in Public Policy (MPP) Minority Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship was created in February through a collaboration between Jacksonville University, the City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Office, and community leaders.
The goal of the fellowship is to identify talented African Americans and provide graduate level education and leadership training in addition to improving the diversity of the obtain MPP program and throughout the university.
Recipients of the fellowship receive a full tuition scholarship to obtain their Master’s degree, an internship with the Jacksonville Mayors office and mentorship opportunities.
A nine-member fellowship advisory board selected Holly and Knight. The Master in Public Policy degree is a 48-credit, 2-year interdisciplinary program that seeks to prepare future leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Holly graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in health care management and has a master of public health from the University of North Florida.
Knight graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s of business administration in economics. He was president of the Student United Way, a member of the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Circle of United Way, a member of the Youth Leadership Jacksonville Selection Team.
Applications for the 2019 Minority Fellowship will open in August. Those interested are encouraged to visit www.ju.edu/publicpolicy.