Nanovic grant winners receive national awards

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

The Notre Dame Office of News and Information released the names of sixteen graduating seniors receiving national scholarships and fellowships, which included five past grant winners from the Nanovic Institute of European Studies.

  • Emily Doll received an Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant in 2008 to Germany for her project “Elisabeth Heinroth: Exploring Beyond the Wall”.
  • Andrew Polich received a 2009 Senior Travel and Research Grant for his project “Public Reaction to the Installation of the Tramway in Angers, France”. He also graduated with a minor in European Studies which is administered by the Nanovic Institute.
  • Charles Ramsey received an Undergraduate European Internship Grant in 2008 to work at Deere & Company in Mannheim, Germany.
  • Rachel Santay went to France on a 2009 Senior Travel and Research Grant for her project “The Shifting Balance of Reading and Literacy in the Working Class in Revolutionary France: ‘Le Falot du peuple’ as Exemplary Text".

Sixteen seniors receive national scholarships and fellowships

The Fulbright Exchange Program, Winston Churchill Foundation, National Science Foundation and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 16 University of Notre Dame seniors.

Andrew Manion, Coon Rapids, Minn., has received a Winston Churchill Scholarship for graduate work at the University of Cambridge in England. He is the first Churchill scholar from Notre Dame since the program began in 1963.

Christopher Ian Fallin, Beaverton, Ore., and Claire VerHulst, Brighton, Mich., received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Seven seniors have received Fulbright grants for study abroad. They are: Mary Allison, Galesburg, Ill., to Germany; Yamil Colon, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, to Spain; Emily Doll, West Chicago, Ill., to Germany; Nicholas Hittler, Plymouth, Mich., to Spain; Rachel Santay, Valparaiso, Ind., to Andorra; William Thanhouser, Portland, Ore., to Nepal; and Laura Yamartino, Wayland, Mass., to Spain.

C.J. Ramsey, Arlington, Va., received a DAAD Study Scholarship, which is awarded to graduating seniors with a well-defined study or research project that makes studies at universities in Germany essential.

Andrew Polich, Seattle, received a French Government Teaching Assistantship, and Lisa Knoll, West Hartford, Conn., received an Austrian Teaching Assistantship.

Heidi Hausse, Baton Rouge, La., and Jonathan Buttaci, Raleigh, N.C., received Lilly Graduate Fellowships, which support exceptionally well-qualified students who are entering doctoral programs in humanities and the arts and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related universities in the U.S.

Allyson Brantley, Boulder, Colo., received a Humanity in Action Fellowship for domestic and international experiences focusing on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards.

William G. Gilroy
ND Newswire