Seven Chicago students named Mellon Fellows
Four College seniors and three recent graduates are among 85 recipients of 1994 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies recently announced by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Chicago claimed the second-highest number of Mellon Fellowships this year. Harvard led with eight winners, while Michigan and Yale each had six.
The fellows were chosen from more than 1,000 students nominated from across the United States and Canada. The Chicago fellows, with their fields of study, are College seniors Ana Cox (American studies), Nadya Engler (cultural anthropology) and Alex Tuckness (political philosophy), and recent graduates Shafali Lal (American history), Catherine Mitchell (English literature), Erin Moran (history) and Catherine Skeen (English literature).
The Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies provide financial support for the first year of graduate study at any U.S. or Canadian graduate school. The stipend for the new fellows in the 1994-95 academic year will be $12,750, and the program also covers tuition and fees.
The Mellon Fellowships were instituted in 1983 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in an effort to attract many of the country's ablest college graduates to careers in higher education. Over the past 12 years, more than 1,200 Mellon Fellowships have been awarded, and more than 170 recipients now hold faculty positions. A total of 45 University graduates have been awarded Mellon Fellowships since the program began.