Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13 and Sharon Tan ’14 received the 2012-13 John Mohan Russian Studies Award .
Devine-Rausch will be studying at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, and Tan will travel to St. Petersburg to study Russian on an SRAS program.
The John Mohan Russian Study Award provides students who have seriously pursued the study of Russian with an opportunity to develop their language skills in the Russian-speaking world.
The award enables Grinnell College students to pursue a intense language study during the summer after their second year, or a language study or a project of their own design after graduation.
Funding was raised by three devoted friends of the Russian department: Diane Fisher Perkinson ’82, Sharon McKee ’82, and Emily Silliman ’81.