May 13, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 16

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    Four Chicago students to receive Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

    Fourth-year musicology student Benjamin Brand and graduates Sarah Lord (A.B. ’98), Edward Reno (A.B. ’98) and Saul Thomas (A.B. ’95) will each receive an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies to attend any graduate school in arts and sciences in the United States or Canada.

    Brand, who plans to attend Yale University, will receive payment of all tuition and fees and a $14,500 stipend. Here at Chicago, Brand’s research interests involve issues of liturgy, ritual and devotion in late medieval and early Renaissance polyphony.

    In a press release issued by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announcing the 1999 winners, it was noted that nearly 800 of the nation’s top humanities students competed for this year’s awards. Ninety-eight were selected to receive the fellowships that support studies in such disciplines as English, history, philosophy, foreign languages and literatures, art history, classics, music history and theory, cultural anthropology and linguistics.

    More than 1,600 Mellon Fellows have been named since the award was initiated in 1982.