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April 29, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College student earns national public policy fellowship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Skye Stewart of Vestavia Hills has received a fellowship to the Junior Summer Institute in Public Policy and International Affairs at the University of Michigan.

The fellowships are awarded annually from five U.S. universities to rising college seniors. Criteria for receiving the fellowship include academic merit, demonstration of a commitment to public service, and a strong background in quantitative analysis.

Stewart is one of 30 students nationwide who was selected for the intensive seven-week summer program in Michigan. She will be awarded a $1,000 stipend, along with round trip airfare, course-related materials, and university housing. The program is set for June 5 through July 22.

A junior interdisciplinary sociology/political science major, she is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Jill Stewart.

The Junior Summer Institute, sponsored by the U.S. government, prepares young adults for graduate programs in public and international affairs and other leadership roles in public service. The institutes are held each year at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland, and Princeton University.

 
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