Fourteen graduate students in the Department of History have been able to take their graduate education further because of the Peter Maslowski Graduate Student Support Fund.
A new report outlines the award's history, value, and recipients and shares four stories.
"Emeritus Professor Peter Maslowski was a legend on campus," professor and department chair James Le Sueur said in the report, "and, when he retired, we wanted to honor his contribution to our department. It is one of the most important foundation accounts we have dedicated to helping our graduate students achieve distinction."
Established in 2013, the award supports fellowships, assistantships, travel, and other expenses for graduate students.
Emily Wendell gained access to documents in Mexico City crucial to her portfolio research.
"It was an honor to receive such a generous award," she said.
A trip to Ireland expanded Christy Hyman's network and increased access to resources.
"Without that trip, I would never have shared the generative discussions about my work to make it better," she said.
Harrouna Malgouri of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso plans to pay it forward.
"I will always remember this form of altruism and plan to replicate it back home," he said.