A Hendrix student is one of two recipients of a prestigious graduate fellowship designed to promote doctoral study in the humanities by talented graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges.
Jennifer Tate ’08, an English major from Germantown, Tenn., will receive up to $50,000 to fund a year of graduate study as an American Graduate Fellow. To receive the grant, she must be admitted to one of 23 prestigious institutions in the United States, Great Britain or Ireland. The grant is renewable for a second year.
She plans to earn a Ph.D. in English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.
In addition to her English studies at Hendrix, Jennifer pursued her interest in music and singing. She was among the members of the Hendrix College Choir who performed at Carnegie Hall in May 2007.
Other institutions whose students were among the 12 finalists for the fellowships are Wellesley, Kenyon, Furman and the University of Richmond.
The award is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, an association of independent colleges and universities (including Hendrix) working together to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society.
The American Graduate Fellowships are funded by a generous grant from the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation in Wichita Falls, Texas.