June 6, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 19

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    College students receive top academic awards

    Rhodes, Marshall among honors to this year's graduates Numerous College students and recent graduates have won prestigious scholarships, fellowships and grants this year in recognition of their academic promise and scholarly pursuits.

    Benjamin Sharp, who graduated at the end of winter quarter, received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University.

    Adam Mortara, a fourth-year student concentrating in chemistry, received a Marshall Scholarship, an award funded by the British government for study at a British university. Mortara also received a National Science Foundation Fellowship for graduate study.

    Fiona Maharg-Bravo, a fourth-year student concentrating in political science, was awarded the Gaylord Donnelley Chicago/Cambridge Exchange Scholarship to support study at Cambridge University for one year.

    Owen Taylor, a fourth-year student concentrating in physics, won a Hertz Foundation Fellowship to support one to four years of graduate work in applied science.

    Thomas Pietraho, a fourth-year student concentrating in mathematics, was given a Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship to support graduate work in mathematics. Pietraho also received a National Science Foundation Fellowship for graduate study.

    Kimberly Phillips-Fein, a third-year student concentrating in history, received the Margaret C. Annan Prize to support summer work on a writing project.

    Saasha Celestial-One, a second-year student concentrating in economics, was awarded a European Parliament Internship Award.

    USIA/IIE Fulbright grants were awarded to Maria Arko, Matthew Bate and Benjamin Martin. The Fulbright is a federally funded award for study, teaching or special projects abroad.

    National Science Foundation Fellowships, for three years of graduate work in the physical and social sciences, were presented to Keith Bradley, Andrew Hollingworth, Mireille Jacobson, Elizabeth Klarich, Jessica Millar, Jennifer Ottesen, Renee Richer, Gargi Talukder and Julia Zehr, as well as Mortara and Pietraho.

    Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities were awarded to Lawrence Dahl, Kristine Haugen, Bryan Lockett and Daniel Riches. The fellowships, which are co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and selected universities around the country, support the first year of graduate studies for students studying in North America.

    Medical Scientist Training Program fellowships, federally funded, six-year awards for work toward both an M.D. and a Ph.D., went to Benjamin Ehst, John Jakob and Michael Lutter.

    Ford Foundation Research Fellowships for summer research leading to a B.A. paper were presented to Maureen Dunne, David Hines, Leah Mesfin, Yaya Ren, Milan Sevak, Victoria Vantoch and Jonathan Gordon, who also won an International Traveling Research Fellowship. Other recipients of the International Traveling Research Fellowships, which support summer research abroad, were Tae-Yang Kwak and Heidi Langer.

    Square D Awards to support summer study in France were granted to Richard Barrett, Anthony Borton, Eric Chen, Eleanor Chiari, Ian MacSwain, Steven Mannos, Mohan Singh and Boris Wolfson.

    DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Fellowships to support summer study in Germany were awarded to Elizabeth Nazarian and Mari Shopsis.

    Grants from Thanks to Scandinavia Inc. were provided to Daniel Devroye, James Klausen and Daniel Kokin for participation in a monthlong human-rights conference in Copenhagen.