Fourth-year Ashley Overhouse wins annual Fanny Carruthers Award

March 28, 2012

Ashley Overhouse, class of 2012

The History department is pleased to announce that Ashley Overhouse, class of 2012, is the winner of the annual Fanny Carruthers History Scholarship.

Anne Jane (Fanny) Carruthers Howard died on Feb. 15, 1972 and left a portion of her estate in a trust. Her wishes were that this trust be used to fund scholarships for undergraduate students attending UCSC who have need of financial assistance, graduated from a Santa Clara County high school, and intend to major in history.

Ashley is a double major in European History and Modern Literature, a Community Assistant (CA) at Kresge College, and a key contributor to ROUTES, a new project that aims to create innovative educational materials about the legacies of WWII in the Pacific region, led by Associate Professor of History Alan Christy.

In a letter of support for Ashley’s application, Christy called her "one of the most talented and committed students in the History Department.” We congratulate Ashley on receiving this award.