Truman scholarship to College junior

    Sarah P. Zimbler

    Photo by Mark Garvin

    • Sarah B. Zimbler (C'00) has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, awarded to students committed to a career in public service and who were deemed likely to make a difference. Zimbler, a team leader in the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, will receive up to $30,000 - $3,000 for senior year and $27,000 for two or three years of graduate study.

    Beinecke winner

    • George H. (Chip) Blaustein Jr. (C'00) is one of 20 juniors nationally to receive a Beinecke Brothers Scholarship to enable highly motivated students to make courageous choices in graduate study. Each scholar receives $2,000 upon completion of undergraduate studies and a stipend of $15,000 for each of two years of graduate study. Blaustein, a double major in English and honors history, is a Ben Franklin Scholar (BFS).

    Five Mellons

    The only national humanities graduate award, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships for students beginning doctoral work next fall, went to five students from Penn. The one-year fellowship includes payment of all tuition and fees and a $14,500 stipend. The winners are:

    • Shana Fernhoff Cohen (C'97), history of philosophy and science;

    • Zubin Khambatta (C'96), political philosophy, BFS;

    • Nathalie M. Peutz (C'94), cultural anthropology;

    • Salamishah Tillet (C'96), American studies; and

    • Dina Westenholz (C'99), English, BFS. Westenholz also received a Fulbright, which she turned down to accept the Mellon.

    • John Parker (G'99) was awarded a Federal Chancellor Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation to encourage ties between Germans and Americans. Parker will use his year in Germany to research the influence of Lutheran theology on Marxist philosophy and Marxist literature theory as well as to schmooze with the natives.

    • Adrian C. Shieh (EAS'00) was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship , awarded on the basis of academic merit. Shieh, a BFS, will receive up to $7,500 to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, next year.

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    Originally published on May 13, 1999