- Wichita, KS
2012 Aug 21
Keegan Hughes of Wichita, KS (67226), has been named a George E. Mylonas Scholar in Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Hughes, one of five Mylonas Scholars this year, will be a freshman in the university's College of Arts & Sciences when the fall semester begins Aug. 28. Hughes is a 2012 graduate of Wichita High School East.
The scholarship is awarded to incoming students in the College of Arts & Sciences who plan to pursue an undergraduate major in either Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.
The award is for full tuition with a $1,000 stipend and is renewable for four years. Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year is $42,500.
The award is named for George E. Mylonas, a former professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology in Arts & Sciences.
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