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Harper Fund Award
2015 George Mills Harper Fund Award Winner
Sarah Lucena, University of Georgia
In honor of SAMLA past president George Mills Harper, SAMLA established the Harper Fund Award to provide graduate students with travel funds to attend the annual conference. Professor Harper’s academic career spanned over 50 years, and he provided exceptional leadership and service to the association.
From his early years on the family farm in the Ozarks to his matriculation from Culver-Stockton College to UNC-Chapel Hill to his later chairmanship of the English Department at Florida State University, Harper concentrated his writing and research efforts in Irish studies, particularly focusing on W. B. Yeats. In 1981, Dr. Harper received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in recognition for his critical work in studying Yeats and the occult.
Applications Available: April 1, 2016
Application Deadline: June 26, 2016
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