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May 13, 1997

UW undergraduate wins Mellon Fellowship

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A University of Washington undergraduate is among the 85 students nationally who have been awarded Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies. Madeleina (Mimi) Gogh, a senior majoring in classics and comparative history of ideas, will receive support for the first year of graduate study.

The awards–which pay a living stipend of $13,750 plus tuition and fees– are given to college seniors and recent graduates of outstanding promise, with the objective of encouraging and assisting them to join the humanities faculties of American’s colleges and universities.

Gogh will begin work toward a Ph.D. in classics at Harvard University this fall. “I am very pleased that Mimi has received this fellowship and will be continuing her work in classics,” said Jim Clowes, UW associate director of the comparative history of ideas program. “She has a rare blend of intellectual discipline, a passion for the beauty of literature and a sophisticated awareness of the role the liberal arts can play in addressing the issues of our age. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have had working with her during her undergraduate years and am convinced that she will continue to be a insightful scholar and effective teacher. I am happy that this fellowship will start her out on that path.”

The 1997 Mellon Fellows were selected from nearly 800 applicants showing exceptional promise and graduating from a wide variety of American campuses. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, located in Princeton, N.J., designs and operates a variety of programs to encourage excellence in American education.

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