Mithila Iyer ’19 Receives Fischlowitz Travel Fellowship

March 05, 2018

Congratulations to Mithila Iyer ’19, this year's recipient of the Fischlowitz Travel Fellowship

Iyer will explore the rise of minority theatre movements in the U.S. — California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and New York — in a journey delving into American identity through the artistic expressions of marginalized people. 

The fellowship provides an opportunity for Grinnell international students to pursue casual yet purposeful independent travel in the United States, focused on deep exploration of a chosen theme.

One award of $5,000 is available each year, made possible through the generous support of Teresa and Merle Fischlowitz ’53. Fischlowitz remembers his friendships with students from abroad as one of the most rewarding aspects of his time at Grinnell. He believes traveling independently in the United States has the power to enrich an international student’s education beyond what can be accomplished by living for a few years in any single community. This award was established to provide opportunities for meaningful travel to students who might not otherwise be able to pursue it during their time at Grinnell.

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