Composition and TESOL Doctoral Student Salako Wins John Shropshire Scholarship

Posted on 1/24/2013 2:14:29 PM

Olubukola (Bukky) Salako, a Composition and TESOL doctoral student, has won the prestigious John Shropshire Scholarship awarded by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE).

PBCOHE considers applications from all graduate programs in Pennsylvania, but awards only one graduate scholarship per year.

Salako’s scholarship proposal is based on her dissertation directed by English faculty member Lilia Savova. Her research focuses on Nigerian English vernacular and its socio-cultural uses disclosed through conversation and discourse analysis.