AUSTIN, Texas—Gautam Ganeshan, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and both he and graduate Justin Glasson, have been awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
Ganeshan, from Sugar Land, Texas, is majoring in Plan II and philosophy. During his junior year, he studied music performance on the violin and the Tamil language in Tamil Nadu, India. His thesis addresses improvisation in Carnatic music, the classical music of Southern India. He has been accepted to study ethnomusicology at UCLA.
Glasson, from Oklahoma City, is a 2003 Plan II Honors graduate. He was a recipient of the Texas Excellence Award, given by the Ex-Students’ Association, and was named a 2003 Cactus Outstanding Student and a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate in the College of Liberal Arts. He will study modern European history at the University of Chicago.
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowships program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement. The Department of Education awards the fellowships in selected fields for graduate studies annually for up to 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment of $11,511 for tuition and fees, and a maximum stipend of $30,000.
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies support exceptionally promising students as they pursue advanced study in the humanities. The fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students and may be taken to any accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. Each year, approximately 85 fellowships are available. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees for the first year of graduate study, and a stipend of $17,500.
For more information contact: Michelle Bryant, College of Liberal Arts, 512-232-4730.