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 Provosts Council on
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 Provosts 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)