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Sixteen ND Seniors Receive National Scholarships and Fellowships

Author: Arts and Letters

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, Bayamn, 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.

Originally published by William G. Gilroy at on May 15, 2009.