Friday, May 4, 2007

Glasscock Challenge Scholarship Recipients for 2007-2008

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Glasscock Challenge Scholarship, Hannah Jones and Wanjun Zhang. This scholarship provides recipients with $10,000 per year for three years and allows for an additional award of up to $5,000 for serious study-abroad experience. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage adventurous students in technical and scientific disciplines to explore the humanities beyond the requirements of the core curriculum in order to integrate the lessons of the humanities into their life’s work.

Hannah Jones is currently majoring in Biomedical Science, with the future goal of attending the College of Veterinary Medicine. She plans to take additional coursework in Philosophy and History in order to broaden her understanding of the relationship between the humanities and the scientific disciplines that form the core curriculum of her study.

Wanjun Zhang is also majoring in Biomedical Science and plans to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. She intends to focus on History in her humanities work, studying both European and Asian cultures.

This scholarship is made possible through the generous gift of Susanne M.and Melbern G. Glasscock ’59.