Five doctoral students at the University of New Mexico will receive a 2014 Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship for their dissertation work. Recipients are Rebecca Ellis, Mary Henderson, Rachel Spaulding, Nicholas Schwarz and Gino Signoracci.

Their dissertations cover a wide range of topics, from preserving elementary school children's loyalty to home community Spanish to G.W.F. Hegel's problematic account of Indian philosophy. 

The Bilinski Fellowship is offered to full time doctoral students studying English, American Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Linguistics, Phliosophy or Spanish & Portuguese. They include a $12,000 stipend per academic semester for up to three semesters. The Bilinski Educational Foundation provides fellowship funds for students who maintain the highest academic achevement, but who lack the financial resources to pay for the highest caliber post-secondary education. 

For more information, visit: Bilinski Foundation Fellowship.