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Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell nominees recognized

Provost Paul N. Courant (far right) congratulates students selected as nominees to the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarship competitions. A reception in honor of the students was held Nov. 1. at the Alumni Center. In addition to the nominees and their parents, the event included faculty mentors and members of the Provosts Council on Student Honors.

The students (from left) are: Annie Maxwell, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Ryan Bodanyi, Attica, Mich.; Joshua Palay, Saline, Mich.; Gwendolyn Arnold, Lambertville, Mich.; Anna Haskins, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Brian Netter, Northbrook, Ill.; and Heather Jensen, Coral Springs, Fla. Not pictured is Theron Tingstad of Las Vegas, Nev.

The University, through the Provosts Council on Student Honors, has worked to develop a system for faculty to nominate, assist and mentor student scholars. Its goal is to help students, who have attained high levels of academic achievement, to apply for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. The council also helps to identify other possible scholarship opportunities. Many of the faculty mentors are former Rhodes and Marshall scholars.

The Rhodes Scholarships allow outstanding students from many countries around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Marshall Scholarships finance graduate, and sometimes undergraduate, students who wish to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The newest competition, the three-year-old George J. Mitchell Scholarship, provides funding for students to pursue a year of post-graduate study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

For information on the scholarship programs, or on how to nominate a student or become a mentor, go to: http://www.umich.edu/~provost/scholars/index.html. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)

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