AUSTIN, Texas—Kimberly Hill, a University of Texas at Austin senior in the Plan II Honors Program with a concentration in African-American studies, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
The Mellon Fellowships, which are for first-year doctoral students, are designed to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines.
The fellowships cover graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and include a stipend of $17,500. Fellows may take their awards to any accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. For the year 2002, some 85 fellowships were awarded.
Hill is a graduate of Johnston High School in Austin. She plans to do her Ph.D. studies in American history with a specialization in race relations at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.