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.