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Three students named mid-term Foundation Fellows

2010 mid-term Foudation Fellows
The 2010 mid-term Foundation Fellows are (from left) Matthew Sellers

Three students named mid-term Foundation Fellows

Three UGA students have been awarded 2010 mid-term Foundation Fellowships. The university’s premier undergraduate scholarship, the fellowships provide academic enrichment opportunities, including travel-study, internships and research.

The mid-term Foundation Fellows are Matthew Sellers, who is pursuing a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in English with a minor in chemistry; Jacob Rooney, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in Spanish; and Victoria Akin, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Matt, Jacob and Tori to the Foundation Fellowship,” said David S. Williams, director of the Honors Program and Foundation Fellowship. “Individually, their passion for learning, leadership and service is obvious, and as a group they are sure to enrich the community of Fellows.”

Honors students in their third semester at UGA with a minimum cumulative 3.70 GPA are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Selected recipients have tuition and student fees covered during their two remaining years of study, along with other program benefits.

Sellers participated as a 2009 summer research fellow through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, focusing on Robert Penn Warren poetry. His mentor was Hugh Ruppersburg, senior associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Rooney is currently a participant in a knot theory math research group led by mathematics professor Jason Cantarella.

Akin conducts research under the guidance of epidemiologist and biostatistician Andreas Handel.

The Foundation Fellows Program was established in 1972 by the UGA Foundation trustees.