Outstanding Women Science Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

WORCESTER, Mass. – Three outstanding women science students at Holy Cross are being recognized for their academic accomplishments with prestigious scholarships.  Two students will receive Avon Science Scholarships of $6,000 each for the current academic year.  The scholarships are made possible by a grant from the Avon Products Foundation, Inc.  The third student is a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar for the 1998-99 and 1999-00 academic years.  The scholarship is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

Frances C. (Kitty) O'Hare, a senior from Weston, Mass., is one of the Avon Scholars.  She is a biology major with a 3.78 grade point average.  She is applying to medical school and plans to combine clinical practice in pediatrics with research and teaching.  Following graduation from Holy Cross she hopes to travel to Europe to focus on her other passion - music.  Kitty's goal is to study the fractal nature of Gregorian chant.

Jennifer R. Paulhus, of Wheeling, W. Va., is also a senior and an Avon Scholar.  She is a mathematics major and maintains a 3.85 grade point average.  Jennifer plans to attend graduate school and become a researcher in industry or in academia.  Her passion for mathematics resulted in her participation last summer in a Research Experience for Undergraduates sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Jennifer spent seven weeks at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology involved in math research.

Anne Marie March, the Luce Scholar, is a junior from Londonderry, N.H.  She is a physics major and pianist who loves and plays Chopin.  She is described by the chair of the physics department as among the finest majors in recent years.  Anne Marie's passion for and achievements in science and the liberal arts are notable and she is expected to become a physicist of great accomplishment.  The Luce Scholarship provides $12,500 in each academic year.