Jaime Volker '05 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Scholarship Provides Funds for Graduate Study
April 20, 2004
Jaime Volker, a junior majoring in classical languages at Hamilton, has been awarded a national Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. She is the third student from the Classics department to receive the scholarship since 1999.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the board of directors of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick and Walter Beinecke. The three brothers assumed the leadership of the company in the 1920s and built it from a small enterprise to one with revenues exceeding $350 million by 1970. The board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarship for the graduate education of students of exceptional promise. Eighteen scholarships were awarded this year.
The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities or languages. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 335 college juniors from 94 colleges for support during graduate study at any accredited university. Each scholar received $2,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Volker, a graduate of Sweet Home High School in Tonawanda, N.Y., is studying abroad at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy, this semester. At Hamilton she has been awarded the Edward R. Fitch Prize Scholarship for Greek, the Winslow Prize Scholarship for Greek, the Terry Walker Scholarship from the Classical Association of Empire State, and she is a Dean's List student.