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News Release (March 8, 1967)


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News Release (March 8, 1967)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release, March 8, 1967
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New College of Florida
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March 8, 1967 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarasota, Fla. -Two New College students today were notified they have won highly regarded national fellowships for graduate study. Third-year students Rachel Findley of LaGrange, Ill., and Ray B. Enslow of Peoria, Ill. received word from the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis, Mo., they have been chosen for fellowship awards. Only 120 fellowships are awarded each year by the foundation to stu-denta nominated by accredited colleges and universities. This was the first year that New College. had students ready to enter and the foundation made a rare exception to permit the college to nominate students in advance of re-ceiving formal accreditation. Each of the Danforth fellowships provides the coat of tuition and fees at any univeraity, an allowance for room and board, plus expenses to attend an an-nual conference on teaching sponsored by the foundation. Qualifications for the fellowships, as specified by the foundation, are that students must show intellectual promiae and character0 evidence of religious or ethical concern, and high potential for effective college teaching. The foun-dation ia dedicated to encouraging the development of competent0 highly motivated and effective college teachera. -more-


DANFORTH FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED Page 2 Each of the fellowships is made on a one-year basis but each also is renewable annually for three more years. providing sufficient time for studenta to earn a doctoral degree. Danforth Fellowships are among the most prized in the academic world according to Dr. Douglas c. Berggren professor of philosophy at New College and himself a former Danforth Fellow. while at Yale University, Dr, Berggren said this is because of the generosity of the awards and the intense competition for them among the nation's student-scholars, Award of the fellowships was made by a special selection committee of the foundation after a narrowing process that began last fall. At that time liai son officers at accredited colleges and universities began to nominate prospective students, Nominations were limited according to the size of the institution and New College was permitted to nominate two. Dr. Berggren. who is the New College liaison officer for the Danforth Fellowship estimated that there were probably as many as 2.000 students nominated. These were screened by a special committee and about 400 were subsequently inter viewed at regional locations about the country. The foundation's Advisory Coun cil made the final 120 nominations. Both Miss Findley and Enslow compiled outstanding records in high school and both were selected as Charter Scholars at New College8 an honor extended to only five members of the initial class based on their academic and pereonal qualifications. Their records at New College were attested to by their nomination for the fellowships. a process that involved approval by the entire faculty. Miss Findley and Enslow are scheduled to complete their studies in July and to graduate with the first class of New College, -3o-

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