Alcorn County student at MSU receives national graduate fellowship

Contact: Paige Watson

Antario S. Knight (Photo by Russ Houston)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A prestigious award from the American Psychological Association is enabling a two-time Mississippi State graduate from Corinth to continue his studies at the university.

Antario S. Knight recently was chosen for APA’s Services for Transition-Age Youth Fellowship that helps cover academic expenses during the 2017-18 school year.

Knight received a master’s degree in May from the MSU College of Education and its Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Also holding a 2013 bachelor’s degree in psychology, he now will pursue an educational specialist degree in school psychology.

With offices in Washington, D.C., APA is the nation’s largest scientific and professional organization representing the field of psychology. Its more than 115,700 members include researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.

STAY Fellowships recognize top students planning careers in mental health services for transition-age youth ages 16-25, as well their families.

As part of the recognition program, Knight will visit Washington in July for the APA Minority Fellowship Program’s summer institute.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to further my knowledge within the field of mental health and community development, as well as to network with other professionals who have also committed to the development of the transition age population,” Knight said.

He expressed appreciation to his department for its assistance in securing the fellowship.

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