UNH Students Awarded Winant Fellowships

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

May 12, 2005

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DURHAM, N.H. – Three University of New Hampshire students 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 $3,000 stipend for each New Hampshire student selected.

“Since I am a financially independent student, I would not be able to do the very important work I will be doing at A Safe Place this summer without having received the Winant Fellowship,” said one of this year’s winners, Angela Borges. “It is a great honor and privilege to have received this award.”

Amy Seif, projects director with UNH’s Carsey Institute, which administers the fellowship program, added that “this program is mutually beneficial; the students receive a valuable, interesting learning experience and their host organization gets an excellent summer intern for free.”

This year’s recipients are:

* Angela Borges, a senior from Manchester majoring in women’s studies and psychology, will be working at A Safe Place in Portsmouth with survivors of domestic violence.

* Mary Goldthwaite, a senior from South Hampton majoring in studio arts and women’s studies, will be working with Artists in Residence, a summer program that enriches the lives of teenage girls in New Hampshire. The program was started by a UNH alum.

* Mary Kathleen Whittemore, a senior from Merrimack majoring in English and international affairs, will be working with the New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition. Whittemore will actually do her internship in the fall as this summer she is volunteering as a counselor with a nonprofit organization in Washington that runs a diabetes education camp for children in Ecuador.