Ten seniors in the College have been awarded fellowships--including the new James Bryant Conant grant--for travel and study abroad, Dean Delmer Leighton announced yesterday.
William W. Geertsema '54 of Murrysville, Pa., and Winthrop House won the first James Bryant coanat Class of 1928 Scholarship for Study in Germany. His thesis in economics is an analysis of the Schuman Plan for a European coal and steel community.
Geertsema also received the Francis H. Burr Scholarship "for a senior who combines . . . remarkable qualities of character, leadership, scholarship, and athletic ability." Geertsema is crew captain this year.
The $2600 Harry Russell Shaw Travelling Fellowship, established to give seniors with show promise of success of professional or business careers an opportunity to supplement their formal education with a year of travel in Europe, was awarded this year to David B. Lewin '54 of New York City and Lowell House. Lewin holds the Wister Prize for highest excellence in mathematics, and managed the Lowell House Opera this year.
Henry Steele Commager, Jr. '54 of Rye, N. Y., and Lowell House, Steven C. Frautschi '54 of Madison, Wis., and Kirkland House, and Nelson R. Lampert '54 of Minot, N.D., and Dunster House each received a $2400 Frederick Sheldon Prize Fellowship, assigned to seniors of "promise and standing" in order to provide them "with facilities for further education by travel after graduation."
Commager won this year's Winthrop Sargent Prize for the best essay "relating to Shakespeare." Frautschi ran on the 1950 freshman cross country team and was athletic chairman for Kirkland House this year. Lampert held an Honorary National Scholarship during his four years here.
Monks Wins Fiske Prize
Robert A. G. Monks '54 of Cohasset, Mass., and Adams House won the Lieutenant Charles Henry Fiske III Scholarship for study at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, England. He is a member of the varsity crew and of the Student Council.
John C. Culver '54 of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Winthrop House recived the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Studentship for study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England. The holder of this award, which is made annually by the Associated Harvard Clubs, will occupy the rooms at Emmanuel College in which John Harvard lived when he was a student there in the 17th century.
Updike Goes to England
John H. Updike '54 of Cambridge, Mass., was awarded the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship for study at a university in the British Commonwealth. He was president of the Lampoon and won the second Bowdoin Prize in English composition, as well as the Dana Reed Prize for the best writing in an undergraduate publication.
William P. Travis '54 of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Kirkland House won the Augustus Clifford Tower Fellowship for study in a French university. He held a National Scholarship through his four years at College and was a member of the varsity swiming team.
Earlier, Charles D. Parsons '54 of Belmont, Mass., and Dunster House was awarded a Henry Fellowship for study in England. Though his field here was mathematics, he will study linguistic philosophy at Cambridge University