New fellowship hopes to spur more honors projects

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August 29, 2008

11:04 AM

The College’s new Dintersmith Fellowship gave five of the College’s seniors early starts on their honors projects.

Ted Dintersmith ’74 founded the program to provide opportunities for students to begin their honors research the summer before their senior year. Each fellow, guided by faculty members, completes a 10 week summer research project that continues into his or her senior year and culminates with a thesis.

Director of the College’s Roy R. Charles Center Joel Schwartz said he hopes that the support the fellowship offers will increase the number of students conducting honors research. In recent years, nearly 10 percent of each graduating class participates in the honors program.

“Our goal is to attract as many of our strongest students as possible to do honors,” Schwartz. “Currently we are funding five students; our goal down the road is to increase this to 20 students.”

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