Frank and Rosa Rhodes Class of 1962 Tradition Fellowship
From an original endowment of $60,000 ($21,000 from the Class Gift Fund, $24,000 from six classmates, and $15,000 through a matching grant to the University) in 1995, the value of our Tradition Fellowship is today in excess of $162,000, helped along by additional gifts from the Class Gift Fund and individual classmates. The money is held by the University in the Long Term Investment Pool.
For more than a decade, the Class has been helping to fund one of the most practical national student aid programs on the Hill. Currently, the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Tradition Fellowship provides a bit more than $7,000 per year to students who fulfill work and volunteer requirements, as well as maintain a specific grade point average. But what’s unique about this program is that the monies go toward reducing student loans. In other words, if a student qualifies for four years, he or she can reduce his/her student loan bill by much as $28,000. Since 1995, we’ve helped 14 students to do just that.
Here is the list of our recipients.
|1995-96||Lowell Frank ‘99, MD ’03. MD, AB from Arts & Sciences, MD from Weill Cornell Medical College|
|1995-96||Kelly Irvine ’00, Ohio, Architecture Major|
|1996-97||Frank Lowell ‘99|
|1996-97||Kelly Irvine ‘00|
|1997-98||Sahar Shirazi ’01, ’05 (JD). Beaumont, Texas; Psychology/Women’s Studies, Arts & Sciences|
|1997-99||Lowell Frank ‘99|
|1999-03||Kylie Quesnel ’04, VT, BS from Ag & Life Sciences|
|2003-04||Brett Fedigan ’07. NY, BS Applied Econ and Management - Ag & Life Sciences|
|2004-06||Thomas Pastuszak ’06, NY/Briarwood; AB/Biol Sci/Arts & Sci.|
|2005-09||Betsey Howland ’09, NY/Canbor; BS in Animal Sc, Ag & Life Sciences|
|2009-10||Luis Corzo ’14, NY, BS/BAR from AAP|
|2010-13||Janelle Boyd‘13, NY, BS from Ag & Life Sciences|
|2013-14||Reinaldo Hernandez ’17, FL, BS from College of Engineering|
|2014-15||Diane Tarira ’18, NY, AB from College of Arts & Sciences|
|2015-17||Joseph Zolik ’19, Germany, of College Arts & Sciences|
|2017-21||Anja Samardzija ’21, College of Engineering|
|2021-22||Camilo Ortiz ’25, Columbia, SC Johnson School of Business/Nolan School of Hotel Administration|