Salliant Earns Yegelwel Fellowship

Published: October 18th, 2004

Category: News Briefs

UF law student Megan Salliant (1L, right) has been named the recipient of the 2004-05 Evan Yegelwel Fellowship, according to the the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). Salliant will receive $2,000 to support research on crime motivated by hate, prejudice or stereotyping.


Salliant earned her degree in Policy Studies from Indiana University in 2001, then served for a year as an Americorps VISTA in Denver and Atlanta. As a VISTA, she helped students in schools in low-income communities with issues relating to literacy and college preparedness. She also has worked as an investigator with the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office in Rockville, Maryland. She plans to pursue a career in civil rights or criminal law.


The Yegelwel Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from UF law alumnus Evan Yegelwel (UF JD 80), a partner in the Jacksonville firm of Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma, and Yegelwel.

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