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He is Lafayette’s second recipient of the award in two years

Hart Feuer of Portland, Ore., who graduated in May with a double major in economics & business and German, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is awarding 76 scholarships this year to seniors or recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time. The Cooke Foundation’s scholarships are the largest and among the most competitive in the country. Each award will cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The maximum available per student is $50,000 per year and the maximum length is six years.

Feuer was selected from among about 1,300 applicants from colleges and universities in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The latest in a list of recent Lafayette recipients of prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and post-graduate study, he is the second Lafayette student to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship since the awards were instituted in 2001-02. Last year William Simmons ’04, an English and philosophy graduate, received an award and is now attending Rutgers School of Law—Newark.

For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, assistant dean of studies, (610) 330-5521. See also the latest edition of Aristeia, which showcases the achievements and reflections of outstanding current and recent Lafayette students who represent the growing number of students at the College pursuing both academic excellence and engagement with civic life and social justice.

Feuer was awarded a Fulbright grant to study trans-boundary environmental cooperation between Israel and Jordan during the upcoming academic year. He will begin his research at Israel’s Arava Institute for Environmental Studies next month.

A two-time recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship, he was an Oregon state finalist in this year’s Rhodes Scholarship competition and a national finalist for a Truman scholarship in 2004. Last summer he conducted research in Siem Reap-Angkor, Cambodia, as a junior fellow of the Center for Khmer Studies, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. He completed his undergraduate studies in December, including a senior honors project that he began in Cambodia. With the guidance of adviser David Stifel, assistant professor of economics and business, Feuer analyzed the social capital, market interaction, and income-generation capability of two semi-rural Cambodian villages.

Jack Kent Cooke was a businessman, sportsman, and philanthropist. His business interests included ownership of professional sports teams, such as the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and Toronto Maple Leafs minor league baseball club. He also owned a thoroughbred racing farm in Lexington, Ky. Among his other businesses were newspapers, magazines, radio stations, cable television, and real estate holdings, including the Chrysler Building in New York City. Cooke died April 6, 1997, and left most of his fortune to establish the foundation.

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