The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Fall 2013

Stanley A. Hamel Traveling Fellowship Available Starting 2014

Contributed by Jeanne Sokolowski
Director, Office of National Fellowships

Exciting news for seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students with an appetite to explore!

Stanley A. Hamel has donated money to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for the purpose of establishing a Traveling Fellowship, which will be coordinated by the UNH Office of National Fellowships.

The fellowship provides approximately $4,300 for travel in Europe to graduating seniors, recent graduates, or (in cases where no eligible applicants in those categories apply) current graduate students.

According to the bequest, the purpose of the scholarship is for the recipient to be able to “observe and absorb the culture which influenced the United States history.”

The first round of applications will be accepted this spring, allowing the recipient to travel between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014.

Stanley A. Hamel was born in Haverhill, MA in 1927 and educated at Haverhill High School, the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA, and Harvard. Hamel served in the Korean War, and then returned to Seabrook, where he became actively involved with the New Hampshire, Old Newbury, and Exeter historical societies.

From 1965 to 1975, he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he chaired the Transportation Committee. Hamel was also an avid fan of antique cars; he owned several and belonged to a number of antique car clubs. A traveling fellowship is therefore a fitting legacy for Hamel, who died in 2012 at the age of 84.

To be eligible to apply for the Stanley A. Hamel Traveling Fellowship, an applicant must be:

Selection criteria:

Application packets are available from Jeanne Sokolowski, Office of National Fellowships (