Dean of Academic Life

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Awards and Grants

The Dean's office supports two programs for academically talented students: the Prestigious Awards Initiative and Summer Research Stipends in all disciplines. Since its inception, the former has resulted in over one hundred-twenty awards for students and recent graduates, including two Truman, twenty-three Fulbrights, and nineteen NSFs. With these grants, students have pursued studies at Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Vanderbilt, the University of Wisconsin, and universities overseas. Closely mentored students, whether actual award winners or not, have praised our program for its value in developing their habits of self-scrutiny, their sense of participating in a professional conversation within and beyond the College, and their competitiveness for graduate and professional school applications. Many of these students have received Summer Research Stipends of $2600, plus academic credit and paid housing.