Students Garner Top Honors, Too
Saul Garlick, a senior from Denver, was one of 75 students from 65 U.S. colleges and universities named a 2005 Truman Scholar. The annual award honors extraordinary students committed to careers in public service.
The award, established by Congress in 1975, bestows upon recipients $30,000 for graduate study, and it makes them eligible for priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions. Winners also receive leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and have access to special internship opportunities within the federal government. A Hopkins student last won a Truman Scholarship in 1998.
Garlick is the founder of Student Movement for International Relief, a non-profit organization with chapters on college campuses throughout the country that provides aid for and raises awareness of issues facing neglected regions of the world. The group is currently building schools in rural South Africa. Garlick is also the founder and editor-in-chief of The Hopkins Donkey, the university’s student Democratic publication, and he co-chaired the 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.
He plans to pursue graduate studies at Hopkins’ Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, with a focus on American foreign policy toward Africa.
In May, senior Katherine McDonough won the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which defrays the cost of a doctoral education in liberal arts. McDonough was one of only 18 students nationwide chosen for the award.
McDonough spent most of her junior year studying French history at the Université de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, where she also worked as an English teaching assistant in a local high school. The Roswell, Ga., resident is an accomplished violinist who has played with the Peabody Institute Concert Orchestra and the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. She’s also a Hodson Scholar, one of a select group of Hopkins undergraduates who receive annual scholarships for their demonstrated academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and leadership in school and community activities. McDonough is a history major and music and French literature minor.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 and provides winners with $2,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and $30,000 while attending graduate school. The last Hopkins student to receive the award won in 1992.
—Angela Paik Schaeffer