Students Receive Winant Fellowships for Internships With State Non-profits
By Beth Potier, Media Relations
May 2, 2007
Five UNH students were recently awarded Winant fellowships,
which will allow them to spend the summer working for Granite
State nonprofit organizations that assist families and communities.
Established in memory of the late New Hampshire governor
John G. Winant, the fellowship program provides a $3,000
stipend for each New Hampshire student selected. Students
are selected through a competitive process based on academic
merit, the work they propose to do, the strength of their
commitment to public service, and how the internship relates
to their career goals.
“The fellowship provides students with a good summer
salary for internships of their choosing,” said Amy
Seif, communications director with Carsey Institute, which
administers the fellowship program. “The organizations
benefit as well, because they get an excellent student they
don’t have to pay for.”
This year’s recipients are:
Shannon Morganson, a family studies major from Derry who
will mentor youth at risk at Somersworth Youth Safe Haven.
Caitlin Vaughan, an English major from Nashua who will
intern with AIDS Response Seacoast.
Anna Wood of Salisbury, a therapeutic recreation major
who will work at the Newmarket Recreation Department with
Keri Wolfe, a history major from Swansey who will work
at the Keene Public Library on a children’s literacy
Lindsey Whitelaw of Concord, an English major who will
intern with the NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual