Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU student receives Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Ian Lowman, a Brigham Young University alumnus, was recently awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

Awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the one-year honor covers graduate tuition and fees, as well as a $17,500 stipend.

Eighty-five fellowships are awarded each year to seniors or graduate students pursuing a doctorate degree in humanistic disciplines.

Lowman plans to use the fellowship to earn a doctoral degree in Southeast Asian studies at the University of California-Berkeley.

He graduated from BYU in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in history and an emphasis in Asian history. He wrote his history thesis on a colonial Cambodian newspaper while working closely with professors and experts inside and outside of his field.

Lowman grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and volunteered at an orphanage in Bogor, Indonesia.

He also studied at a language institute in Wisconsin in 2002 and worked as a teaching assistant and instructor. He has presented his research at a graduate conference and a Southeast Asian conference at UC Berkeley.

For more information, call Scott Sprenger at (801) 422-2770.

Writer: Thomas Grover

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

400 million voting records show persistent gaps in voter turnout by race, age, and political affiliation

August 10, 2022
A new study from BYU and the University of Virginia analyzed 400 million voter records from elections in 2014 and 2016 and found that minority citizens, young people, and those who support the Democratic Party are much less likely to vote than whites, older citizens, and Republican Party supporters. Moreover, those in the former groups are also more likely to live in areas where their neighbors are less likely to vote.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

August 02, 2022
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: Something about mental health

July 26, 2022
Carl L. Hanson, BYU professor of public health, delivered Tuesday's forum address on campus. He discussed how we can obtain optimal mental health by better understanding it ourselves and being willing to be an advocate for others who struggle with mental illness.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=