Two UNH Students Receive Winant Fellowships For Summer Internships With State Non-Profits
Media Contact:  Amy Sterndale
Carsey Institute

Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
May 13, 2008

Reporters and editors: Meghan McClare can be reached at 603-387-7844 and Marissa Hill can be reached at 603-305-6077.

DURHAM, N.H.- Two University of New Hampshire undergraduates were recently awarded Winant fellowships, which will allow them to spend their summer working for Granite State nonprofit organizations that assist families and communities.

Established in memory of the late New Hampshire governor John G. Winant, the fellowship program provides a $3,250 stipend for each New Hampshire student selected. Students are selected through a competitive process based on academic merit, the work they propose to do, the strength of their commitment to public service, and how the internship relates to their career goals.

"We are very pleased to support this work, which allows students to focus on gaining valuable experience through their internships and supports New Hampshire non-profits by offering their interns income that would not otherwise be available," said Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, founding director of the Carsey Institute.

This year's recipients are:

Meghan McClare, a social work major from Freedom, who will intern with the New Hampshire Department of Youth and Family Services in Conway.

Marissa Hill, a double major in social work and psychology from Amherst, who will intern with Community Partners in Rochester.

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire conducts research and analysis on the challenges facing families and communities in New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. The Carsey Institute sponsors independent, interdisciplinary research that documents trends and conditions affecting families and communities, providing valuable information and analysis to policymakers, practitioners, the media, and the general public. Through this work, the Carsey Institute contributes to public dialogue on policies that encourage social mobility and sustain healthy, equitable communities/

The Carsey Institute was established in May 2002 through a generous gift from UNH alumna and noted television producer Marcy Carsey.


Photographs available to download:
Caption: Marissa Hill is a 2008 Winant Fellow from Amherst.
Credit: The Carsey Institute
Caption: Meghan McClare is a 2008 Winant Fellow from Freedom.
Credit: The Carsey Institute


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