April 30, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 15

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    Three awarded Mellon Fellowships

    By Jennifer Vanasco
    News Office

    Two College seniors and one recent

    University alumna have received 1998

    Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies. The recipients are among 97 winners selected from 750 nominees across the United States and Canada.

    The fellowships, given by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, have been awarded to College seniors Eleonory Gilburd and James Klausen and Kimberly Phillips-Fein (B.A.'97). Klausen concentrated in anthropology, while Gilburd and Phillips-Fein both concentrated in history.

    The Mellon Fellowships, designed to encourage college seniors and recent graduates showing exceptional academic promise, provide financial support for the first year of study in a Ph.D. program at any U.S. or Canadian graduate school. The stipend for the new fellows will be $14,000 plus 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 16 years, more than 1,600 Mellon Fellowships have been awarded, and almost 200 recipients now hold faculty positions. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation designs and operates a variety of programs to encourage excellence in American education.