Kimberley Folkes-Dunkley
2022-2023 Doctorate
From San Diego, CA
Previous Recipient 2021
Kimberley Folkes-Dunkley
$3,600 The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Scholarship sponsored by Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Recipient


San Diego State University/Claremont Graduate University


Doctorate in Education

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 4.00 College GPA
  • Graduate Research Assistant San Diego StateUniversity Education Department
  • Work & Family Life Counselor


“I offer my highest recommendation for this applicant. She is an asset to any academic program and key in changing the future of education within our country. She has the academic ability, the practical work experience, the vision, and the passion to work with learners, leaders, and communities at all levels. She will excel in this field because he possesses the essential qualities the profession demands.”

~ Charlene Green – Director, UC Davis Shool of Medicine

“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making The Society of Ship Sponsors Scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor, and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

As I complete my coursework and begin moving into the research phase of my doctoral program, the financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses. Such a gift will also allow me the opportunity to engage in critical research of my choosing without any additional burdens.

Thank you again for your generosity and support. I vow to continue to work very hard and to use my work and my successes to give back, allowing others a seat at the table.”

~ Kimberley