Sanjana Barr wins annual Fanny Carruthers Award

May 21, 2015


The History department is pleased to announce that Sanjana Barr 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 UC Santa Cruz who have need of financial assistance, graduated from a Santa Clara County high school, and intend to major in history.

Sanjana is a European History major who also plans to pursue a minor in Classical Studies. She enjoys reading about the Roman Empire and Vikings. While volunteering for two years at her local middle school during high school, Sanjana discovered she enjoyed teaching and was inspired to pursue a career in education. Sanjana plans to become either a middle school or high school teacher. In her spare time, she designs knitting patterns, hanging out with her cats, and listening to classic rock.