Vista • Spring 2011 • Volume 16 • Number 1
Scholarships and Fellowships
MHC Top Producer of Fulbrights
“Mount Holyoke students are scholars, change makers, great scientists,” says Elizabeth Mandeville, MHC’s national fellowships and graduate school advisor. “They’re women with great vision.”
With four Fulbright winners in 2010–2011, MHC currently ranks among the top 30 producers of Fulbright Scholars, according to the Fulbright Program. Take Vidya Raghavan ’09: she’s on a Fulbright in Switzerland, studying the role of lymphatic vessels in immunity. Physics major Abby Goldman ’10 is on a Fulbright in Israel, researching experimental hybrid-materials engineering.
“The success of our applicants can be attributed to the depth of knowledge and experience our students gain here,” says Kim Parent, assistant director of the Career Development Center. “For example, all of the Fulbright winners came to me with extensive résumés filled with rich, meaningful experiences and extensive research credentials, much of which had been accomplished during their time at MHC.”
In 2010, says Mandeville, there were a record number of applications for national and international awards and scholarships—40 students and alumnae in all—proposing projects in the sciences, art history, anthropology, literature, and other disciplines.
The preparedness of our students is demonstrated by their many successes. Since 2005, the College has had three recipients of the highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which enables outstanding college graduates to study at the University of Cambridge. Lindsay Chura ’06 is a Gates Scholar and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge, where’s she’s doing research on prenatal hormones and autism. Chura was also awarded a Fulbright in 2006, to conduct biomedical research in Australia.
Read more about Mount Holyoke fellowship winners at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/fellowships/winners.html
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