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English Majors Rukma Sen and Nora Tjossem Named Undergraduate Fellows at the Stanford Humanities Center

The Humanities Center has established a three-year pilot program (2013-2016) to award a Hume Humanities Honors Fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center to 6-8 seniors. This academic-year fellowship will be awarded to seniors writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments. Students are selected in September of each year from nominations by September Studies Bing Honors College faculty leaders.  We are so proud to announce that current English majors Rukma Sen and Nora Tjossem have been named as two of this year's Hume Humanities Honors Fellows. 

Hume Humanities Honors Fellows receive a stipend for research project materials, a shared workspace, and participate in a variety of group activities throughout the year. In the stimulating scholarly environment provided by the Humanities Center, undergraduate fellows benefit from a year-long association as a cohort, and also with graduate student and faculty fellows in residence at the Humanities Center. These intensive intellectual interactions are meant to enable the students to deepen their scholarly focus toward the humanities and expose them to advanced and inspiring research, thereby preparing them more fully for graduate school.

These fellowships are made possible in part by a gift to endowment by Mr. George H. Hume and Dr. Leslie P. Hume.