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News Release (February 4, 1966)


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News Release (February 4, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Release Friday, February 4, 1966
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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February 4, 1966


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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1966 The first graduates of New College will be eligible for nomination for fellowships under one of the nation's leading foundation programs, it was learned today. New College has been declared eligible to nominate students for Danforth GrP-duate Fellowships beginning in the fall of 1966. The college thus becomes 01. e of a very limited number of new institutions to be accorded this privilege. Danforth Graduate Fellowships provide financial aid to a select group of college graduates who plan to continue their studies toward a goal of college teaching. New College will be permitted to nominate two students from its charter class, which will be entering its final year next fall. Danforth Fellowships are granted on the basis of providing financial as-sistance to students until they are granted the doctoral degree. The fellowships may be used at any college in the United States. Twenty-six college professors meet each year as a screening committee to go over the several thousand applications and select a very small number to re-ceive the final awards. Both Dr. Douglas c. Berggren and Dr. B. Gresham Riley of the New College faculty co npleted their doctoral studies as Danforth Fellows, Each completed his studies at Yale University. Last year, Dr. Berggren served on the Danforth screening committee which met for three days at the foundation headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. -more-


Danforth Fellowships Page 2 Students may not make application for the fellowships but must first be recommended by the college or university they attend. Each September, before Danforth Fellows return to their studies, they gather in Michigan for lectures, meetings and seminars, under the guidance of the foundation. The Danforth Foundation has a number of programs for assisting higher education, of which its Graduate Fellowship Program is only one. The Foundation was created by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Danforth, of St. Louis. He was the founder of the Ralston Purina Company. Dr. Berggren, who attended a Danforth workshop in educational administration last year, said that the graduate fellowships are among the top rank in high education, along with Woodrow Wilson and Fulbright Fellowships. -30-

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