Honors student Sarah Denslow awarded prestigious Killam Fellowship Award

Ms. Sarah Denslow, a third-year student at the University of Maine, has been granted a Killam Fellowships-Maple Leaf Foundation Award to study at the University of Ottawa for the 2011-2012 academic year. An Honors College Sophomore, Sarah is majoring in International Affairs and French.  She was awarded one of fifteen Killam Fellowships awarded to undergraduates in the United States.  As a Killam Fellow at the University of Ottawa, Ms. Denslow will be studying international affairs, women’s studies and French.  The Killam Fellowship award includes $5000 in tuition funds plus health insurance, and travel funds. She will spend the academic year at UOttawa.

“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Sarah Denslow on her achievements and on being selected as a Killam Fellow,” says Dr. Michael Hawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. “Ms. Denslow recognizes the cultural value of this program as well as its academic uses and is just the kind of Fellow we hope for. We wish her all the best at the University of Ottawa and in her studies.”

Ms. Denslow is originally from the Philadelphia area, and she fell in love with Canada during a class trip to Ottawa. She was previously an exchange student to France, and is looking forward to continuing her study of the French language and culture in Ottawa.

The Killam Fellowships Program provides exceptional undergraduate students from select universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Sarah is completing her second semester at UOttawa and will return to UMaine Fall 2012.

Killam Fellowship Program has awarded four UMaine students in the past three years: Matthew Mulkern (Civil Engineering), Kristen Brown (Elementary Education ), Kristen Kirouac (International Affairs and French), and Mallory Lavoie (Journalism and French).