2011 award recipients
Political Science Department Scholarships and Awards - 2011 Recipients
Caroline L Gross Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science
This award has been established to Caroline L Gross, the first woman to be selected as majority leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Two political science students are selected each year and the award is a book in the field of Political Science not to exceed $50 from the UNH Book Exchange. The award is made annually to senior status, New Hampshire residents majoring in Political Science and demonstrating academic excellence. The political science department faculty determines the award recipient.
2011 Award Winners: Elizaveta Minko, Kaitlyn Dowling
Graduate Student of the Year Awards
2011 Award Winners:
MA Student: Matt DiLorenzo
MPA Students: Full-time: Christina Ladam Part-time: Fred Borman
PSD Faculty Award
For undergraduates, this award, recognizing excellence, consists of a $50 gift certificate to the Durham Book Exchange.
2011 Award Winner: Shandra Pigeon
Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prize
2011 Award winner: Kevin Kennedy
The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is:
•to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and
•to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
2011 Award winner and the first UNH student to win such a prestigious award: Brooks Payette
Funded by the Korea Foundation and managed by CIEE, the program promotes a greater understanding of Korea among those US undergraduates with little or no exposure to Korea.
2011 Award winners: Ms. Jeanna Diorio and Mr. Kevin Kennedy
John G. Winant Fellow by Carsey Institute
2011 Award winner: Elizaveta Minko
The Fellowship provides 3 undergraduates with $3250 each for their summer internships in public service in New Hampshire.
Elizaveta will be doing her internship as a summer intern teacher with Breakthrough Manchester, at the Derryfield School – an academic program for “promising middle school students – especially those with limited opportunities”. The program won the 2010 Drucker Award for Non-profit Innovation.