Two alumnae win Mellon Fellowships

Two alumnae of the Class of 2000, Katherine A. Bennett of Chicago, Illinois, and Helen E. Veit of Wilmington, North Carolina, have been awarded Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies. The fellowships are designed to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students and may be used in any accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. The fellowship, of which there are only eighty-five for 2002, covers graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and includes a stipend of $17,500.

Bennett, presently working in New York City, has been accepted to the doctoral program in English at the University of Pennsylvania. Veit, currently a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Mexico, will attend Yale University to study history.