September 17, 2015 — Coral Gables, Fla — Ksenija Komljenović, a doctoral candidate in the University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, has been awarded a 2015-16 International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). A native of Serbia, Komljenović is working toward her Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in Percussion Performance.
When she completes her studies, Komljenović will become the first Serbian woman to receive a doctorate in percussion performance from the Frost School. The Frost School’s doctoral program offers graduate degrees in music composition, conducting, performance, music education, music engineering, music therapy, music business and more.
“I burst into tears when I learned that I was among the 2015-16 International Fellows. It is an incredible honor to be recognized in such a way, and thus be placed in the company of these incredible women who are changing the world for the better,” said Komljenović.
The AAUW International Fellowship provides full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. AAUW International Fellows are selected for their academic achievement, scholarly promise and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Fellows often return to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism, business and science.
For the 2015-16 academic year, AAUW awarded a total of $3.7 million through six fellowships and grants programs to 241 scholars, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. “We’re so proud to be supporting these fantastic women scholars to study abroad in the United States,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs. “AAUW’s International Fellows go back to their home countries and do important work in their local communities. They are an integral part of a great legacy to promote equality for women and girls across the globe.”
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