Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Awards for 2011-2012

The University of Minnesota Fellowships listed below are supported by endowed income from wills and trusts or, in a few instances, by donations from organizations. 

Roger D. Gordon Evans Fellowship

To support an alumnus of the undergraduate Evans Scholars Program to help defray the cost of Graduate School.  Roger D. Gordon served many years as a director, officer and trustee of the Western Golf Association, the sponsor of the Evans Scholars Program.  In these roles, he worked continually to expand the Evans Scholars opportunity for deserving youth by promoting the growth of caddy programs in Minnesota Golf Association member clubs.  This fellowship was created by friends and business associates to honor his contributions.


Lucas O'Brien, Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Harold Leonard Film Study Fellowship

To support graduate students doing study/research in film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics. The fund was established by the will of Clara Lefkovits in honor of her son, Harold Leonard.


Carla Manzoni, Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literature & Linguistics
Auto-Decapitated Woman: Surrealist Gestures and Women's Agency in Argentine Film
Advisor: Ana Forcinito 

Benedict Stork, Comparative Studies in Dicourse & Society
Image Documents: Found Footage in Post War Documentary Cinema
Advisor: John Mowitt  

Eva O. Miller Fellowship

To support graduate students in the broad areas of psychology and of statistics and measurement who are engaged in research. Eva O. Miller was the wife of W. S. Miller, a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota from 1916 to 1948. During two periods, 1937-40 and 1943, he served as acting dean of the Graduate School. He was best known for his outstanding research on the measurement of high-level ability, including the authorship of the Miller Analogies Test. The funding for the fellowship comes from royalty income from the Miller Analogies Test.


Sherryse Corrow, Child Psychology
Developmental Prosopagnosia in Childhood: An Investigation of Training Face Recognition
Advisor: Albert Yonas 

Maryhope Howland, Psychology
Testing Pathways of Successful Support Provision in Close Relationships
Advisor: Jeffry Simpson 

Andrea Miller, Psychology
Moral Typecasting and the Racial Gap in Punitive Attitudes
Advisor: Christopher Federico 

William W. Stout Fellowship

To support graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of the Ph.D. William Stout was born in Menomenie, Wisconsin, in 1898. His father, James H. Stout, founded Stout State College in 1891. James was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate for sixteen years and served as chairman of the Senate Committee for Education. He and William earned their wealth in the lumber business. William left a sizable bequest to be used for scholarships at various colleges and universities. It was determined by the presidents of Stanford University and the University of California that the University of Minnesota should be among the twelve institutions to receive funds under the will.


Jammi Ladwig, Anthropology
Wild Rice Utilization Through Time in the North American Upper Midwest
Advisor: Katherine Hayes

Martha Rogers, Applied Economics
Sustainable Development as Economic Development
Advisor: Paul Glewwe

Torske Klubben Fellowship

The Torske Klubben, which was founded in 1933, is a Minneapolis luncheon club of men of Norwegian heritage who are deeply interested in Norway and Norwegian-American history and relationships. Since shortly after World War II, the organization has supported University of Minnesota graduate fellowships for Norwegian citizens. Recently, Torske Klubben created a new award for Minnesota residents who have an interest in or connection with Norway and/or its culture. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is supporting future leaders and maintaining cultural ties between Norway and America.

Minnesota Recipients:

Alyssa Anderson, Entomology

Andrew Carlson, Mechanical Engineering

Dana Strandjord, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics

Norwegian Recipient:

Eva Susanne Gabrielsen, Psychology

Thomas Wallace Fellowship

To support graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of the Ph.D. Thomas Wallace was born at the American Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. As a child of Presbyterian missionaries, he moved 41 times before the age of 14 when his family settled in Minneapolis. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1893 and from the University's Law School in 1895. He practiced law from 1895 until 1918 when he joined Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank; he ultimately became president of the bank and chairman of the board. He established the fellowship in his will.


Patricia Baehler, English
Convey'd to Your Hand: The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteenth Century Fiction, 1684-1815
Advisor: Brian Goldberg 

Warren & Henrietta Warwick Fellowship

To support a Ph.D. student in the biomedical sciences, preferably a medical school resident. Dr. Warwick is a pioneering pediatrician in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.


Nicole Skinner, Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology