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More Fellows Every Year

Last year Smith scholars raised their own bar by landing an unprecedented 42 fellowships totaling nearly $1 million.

This was the third straight year that the number of fellowship applicants and recipients increased at Smith, with 69 undergraduates and 14 alumnae submitting 90 applications to foundations. The success rate of nearly 50 percent is well ahead of the national average, notes Don Andrew, coordinator for fellowships and grants.

"Our success rate has improved for the past three years," he says, "not only in terms of the quantity of fellowships for our students, but also the quality of fellowship applications."

The increase in fellowships for Smith has correlated with the college's efforts to improve its fellowships support program, says Andrew, who came to Smith in 2001. He sees the increased involvement of faculty members in advising students on their applications as an essential factor in the recent success.

The impressive list of Smith undergraduates and alumnae named to prestigious fellowships last year was headlined by a record nine Fulbright Fellows. Before 2001, Smith had averaged two Fulbright fellowships a year, notes Andrew. During the past three years, Smith applicants have received 22 Fulbrights. -- ESW

2003-04 Scholarship recipients

Fulbright Fellowship
Marjorie Housley '04, Morocco; Megan Jamieson '03, Germany; Silvia Newell '04, Costa Rica; Erica Nichols '04, Cameroon; Miriam Quintal '04, Israel; Rosemarie Rauer '04, Germany; Ellen Smith '04, South Korea; Julia Unger '04, South Korea; Maryalice Walker '04, South Africa

Fulbright Summer Grant
Tiffany Zalis '04, East China

Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship
Jill Curtis '06, China; Jessica Rubin '06, Chile

DAAD Fellowship
Emily Jones '04, Germany (Holocaust Memorials); Bryn Savage '04, Germany (Baroque Love Poetry)

DAAD Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship
Brittany Hopkins '06, Germany

Blumberg JYA Summer 2003 Traveling Fellowship
Katherine Arthur '04, Switzerland; Francesca Bastianini '04, Florence; Anna Dengler '04, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany; Sarah Lynch '04, Italy; Bryn Savage '04, Germany; Bridget Schmelzer '04, Italy; Lauma Skruzmane '04, Switzerland

Freeman-Asia Undergraduate Study Abroad Fellowship
Kristin Baldassaro '05; Megan Kremzier '06; Hanna McGaughey '05; Fiona Somers '05, China summer

Gilman Undergraduate Semester Abroad Scholarship
Xiomara Castro '06, New Zealand; Michelle Medina '06, Morocco

Goldwater Scholarship
Shirin Hastings '05 (major: mathematics/neuroscience)
Iota Sigma Pi Gladys Anderson Emerson Chemistry Scholarship
Lesley-Ann Giddings '05

Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Megan Clark '97 (classics major now studying in Istanbul)

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Sarauna Moore '06; Isabel Porras '06; Ayoka Stewart '06; Toccarra Thomas '06; Hassani Turner '06

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Alex Clair Null '01 (University of California, Berkeley); Cloelle Sausville-Giddings '04 (Cornell University); Danielle Tsou '04 (University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Francisco)

Udall Scholarship
Anne Jurkowski '05

University of Indiana Graduate School Dean's Minority Fellowship
Leeanne Bowen Atkins AC '03

Vose Scholarship in American Art
Kate Dempsey '04

 
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