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Franchesca Delrosario and Delnita Evans School of Graduate Studies

Morgan Students Named MCT Scholars by The Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation

by Morgan State U
March 21, 2023

Two Higher Education Administration Graduate Students Recognized for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Diversity Through the MCT Scholars Program

The School of Education and Urban Studies (SEUS) at the National Treasure—Morgan State University— continues its long tradition of readying highly proficient educators to grow the future and lead the world with the recent honors bestowed upon two of its outstanding Morgan students, Franchesca Delrosario and Delnita Evans. The Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Administration advanced degree candidates were named among the 2022 cohort of MCT Scholars by the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation, Inc. The foundation recognized ten first-year graduate students in higher education or student affairs from six institutions.

The MCT Scholars program is committed to providing support for African Americans, LatinX, and other underrepresented groups through scholarships, grants, and professional development. Funded through a grant provided by the Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the program is the world’s largest private research and assessment organization. 

While immersed in their studies pursing their master’s degree, Delrosario and Evans will actively engage in professional development, mentoring, and a research study on graduate student identity and The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as MCT Scholars. The focus their independent BLM study aims to measure how this movement has impacted the identities of students of color in higher education graduate programs. 

“I am deeply committed to transforming the MCT Scholars through diversity, research, and scholarship," said Dr. Melvin C. Terrell, the foundation’s namesake and chair emeritus.

Dr. Martino Harmon, MCT Foundation chair and vice president for Student Life at the University of Michigan, said, “The MCT Scholars Program will create more avenues of access for underrepresented students to be leaders in today’s evolving society and expand pathways for success."

Morgan’s MCT Scholars are among 10 first-year graduate students in higher education or student affairs from six institutions recognized by the foundation within the academic year.

Congratulations to Franchesca Delrosario and Delnita Evans on this remarkable achievement and continued success in their future academic and professional endeavors.