Kimberley Folkes-Dunkley
2021-2022 Doctoral Candidate
From San Diego, California
Kimberley Folkes-Dunkley
$3600 The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy 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
  • Work & Family Life Counselor (WFloridaC): Serve as a non-clinical counselor in one-on-one consultations on a wide variety of work and family life issues.
  • Graduate Research Assistant for the Education Department at SDSU


“She takes every opportunity to learn new information and to make processes efficient. She is incredibly driven and focused, therefore works well on independent projects and making sound decisions, seeking input and direction when needed. Her kindness and caring for others also come through in her quality of service to others – students, other employees and the general public. She gives her very best in every interaction and is patient and kind when situations call for additional attention.”

Charlene GreenDirector of Admission, Diversity, and Student Development

“As a first-generation college student, I am excited to dare to dream and be awarded the opportunity to pursue my graduate degree, a choice that my parents were not afforded. I knew that by selecting SDSU, I was already headed for a great future, supplemented with an enriching education. Thank you to the board’s kindness for this scholarship award, which will only further assist in achieving my educational goals and increase my chances of success. Without a doubt, this award will prove extremely valuable for me, helping to reduce the financial burdens of pursuing a doctorate in Education.”