Two students win annual Fanny Carruthers Award

March 04, 2013

Maritza Santa Cruz on the December 2012 ROUTES trip to Yokohama, Japan. 
Timothy Mohnhaupt

The History department is pleased to announce that Maritza Santa Cruz and Timothy Mohnhaupt are the winners 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.

Maritza Santa Cruz is currently a 4th year History major with an Education minor. She is an one of the undergraduate researchers working on ROUTES project, a project that aims to create innovative educational materials about the legacies of WWII in the Pacific region, led by Associate Professor Alan Christy. Maritza Santa Cruz plans to use the skills she has learned from participating in the ROUTES project and through her education at UCSC to become a high school history teacher.

In a letter of support for Martiza's application, Alan Christy describes Maritza as, "a delightful student and committed partner in our research project."

Timothy Mohnhaupt transferred to UCSC in the Fall of 2011. He will graduate in spring with a degree in History, his course work concentrating on African American history and 19th century American history. Timothy aspires to go to graduate school and eventually become a history professor. Timothy is the first of his family to go to college.

In a letter of support for Timothy's application, Associate Professor David Anthony describes Timothy's course work as, "a testament to his resourcefulness, unflagging energy and dedication as a historian in the making."