WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.A depressing part of being adjunct faculty is that you start to find out that there are students who get financial aid to go to college...but it goes to things like big screen TVs and other stuff far removed from studying.
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UPDATE 2: Some readers are insisting that such stipends don't go to the student. That's not how stipends work in history departments. These are payments to a grad student, usually because he is teaching undergrads. Perahps CBS is wrong about this, and the money does not go to the student. But unless he was working and in a very demanding program at the same time, it sounds like the money went to him.