Sander R. Thoenes Memorial Scholarship Fund
memory of Hampshire College alum Sander R. Thoenes (87F),
a scholarship fund has been established that makes an annual
award to Hampshire College students engaged in a Division
III project. Sander was killed September 21, 1999 in East
Timor while covering the arrival of UN troops in that region
to curb pro-Jakarta militias' threats to the East Timorese
following a vote for independence. Sander was a well-respected
correspondent for the Financial Times of London and contributor
to the Christian Science Monitor, the Moscow Times, Vrij Nederland,
and other news media.
scholarship aims to encourage studies by Hampshire students
pursuing Division III projects in the areas of journalism,
international and peace studies, which were Sander's principal
academic and professional interests.
will be given to students whose proposals address all three
of these content areas. Additionally, proposals that address
issues of social justice will be given preference. We believe
that supporting scholarship that meets these criteria will
ensure the continued practice of the values by which Sander
should describe specifically the objectives of the Division
III project and its relevance to the aims of this scholarship.
A committee consisting of Hampshire College professors of
journalism, international studies, and/or peace studies will
assist the Office of Institutional Advancement in evaluating
the merits of these proposals and in deciding upon awardees.
additional information or to make a contribution, please contact
Susan Emerson Clapp
(firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Contributions should be sent to the following address:
Bank of Western Massachusetts
Routing/ABA/Transit Number: 011802488
Beneficiary Name/Account Number: Hampshire College/08-001-01751
Please include donor's name and address and reference the Sander R. Thoenes Memorial Fund.