Information and application materials for scholarships below are in the Career Development Library. Direct questions to Hilary Shaw, fellowship coordinator, x2080. Detailed and additional listings are available on mhc.awards, a new newsgroup accessible through Tin or Netscape.
Resources for identifying and applying for scholarships and fellowships --directories of awards, files on awards of interest to the Mount Holyoke community, and handbooks on application procedures--are available in the CDC library. The fellowship coordinator is available mornings, Monday-Friday for appointments at x2080.
Seniors: Clio-Melpomene Prize application materials are due Friday, March 15. This award of almost $2,000 was endowed by Professor Peter Viereck for a senior for creative work in history or in poetry. The award may be used for graduate study or travel anywhere in the world. Applicants need not be English or history majors; work need not have been done for a course. A complete description of the award and instructions for application are available in the fellowship filing cabinet in the CDC library.
Mount Holyoke has two Truman Scholarship finalists: Khanh Thu T. Pham '97 and Shannon L. LaDeau '97. The 1996 group of 200 finalists was selected from more than 800 applicants from more than 400 colleges and universities. The Truman Scholarship may be given to as many as eighty-two students. This year is the first Mount Holyoke has had two finalists. In the past four years, Mount Holyoke has had two Truman Scholars and two finalists, one each year. Sophomores planning to study abroad are encouraged to apply. Two of Mount Holyoke's Truman Scholars and one Mount Holyoke finalist were studying abroad their junior year.
USA Today selected two Mount Holyoke students in its competition for the top eighty students in the country. Naomi Barry '96 and Natasha Domina '96 were featured in the February 8 issue of USA Today. If you are doing creative, original work, this two-page application for seniors is worth considering. Applications are due November 1, 1996--but pick up a copy now.