Joseph Roscoe, who will begin his doctoral program at Berkeley Social Welfare this fall, has been named one of 16 students to receive the 2015 Hellman Graduate Award.
The campus' prestigious program provides UC Berkeley PhD students up to $35,000 over five years to support their research. Roscoe will focus his studies on social-emotional development in youth and prevention intervention in vulnerable youth populations.
Current and former Hellman Fellows faculty are eligible to nominate graduate students "exhibiting a capacity for distinction." Berkeley Social Welfare Assistant Professor and 2014 Hellman Fellow Valerie Shapiro submitted Roscoe's nomination.
Roscoe is the first graduate student in social welfare to receive the Hellman Award.