University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts student awarded $32,000 Beinecke Scholarship

April 26, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas—The Beinecke Scholarship Program has awarded Ashley Gosselin-Ildar, an honors student majoring in anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin, a $32,000 scholarship to pursue her graduate degree in physical anthropology. She is one of only 18 recipients selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

Gosselin-Ildari plans to pursue a career in teaching and research specializing in the areas of comparative primate anatomy and locomotion.

Gosselin-Ildari, a junior from Princeton Junction, N.J., has already received two competitive research grants and accolades from her professors for her intellectual ability and scholastic achievement. Her undergraduate research project focuses on deciphering social stratification and health in prehistoric Native American populations from the evidence of nutritional deficiencies as preserved in skeletal remains.

Gosselin-Ildari is highly involved with The University of Texas Anthropological Society, and has worked towards reviving and energizing the organization.

For more information contact: Marisa Rainsberger, College of Liberal Arts, 512-471-4945.