Published: Nov 29, 2007 8:48:49 AM
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Siddarth Venkatesh, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a 2007 Merriwether Fellowship from the Auburn University Graduate School.
The Merriwether fellowships were created through a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of Harry Merriwether, a graduate of the class of 1943. Each year departments may nominate one outstanding graduate student, and only four Merriwether fellowships are awarded, with each carrying a stipend of $4,000. The fellowships are awarded for one year and are non-renewable. The recipients are required to devote full-time to graduate study during tenure of the appointment.