Previous Winners of the Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship & Fellowship




Martin II, David L.

David is from Spring City, Utah, and he graduate Magna Cum Laude with University Honors in Political Science. His honors thesis is titled, "Unicity Counselors in South Africa: Institutions, Representation, and Ethnicity." For the project, he analyzed the impact of ethnic group representation on political development in South Africa. He received a BYU ORCA Mentoring Grant to fund his research. David feels that he was competitive for the Humane Studies Fellowship because he made school a high priority.


Wikle, Brian S.

Brian is from Monticello, Utah, and he served in the Illinois Peoria Mission. He graduated in both Russian and Economics at BYU in 1999. He received his Master's from BYU in Public Policy in 2002. Brian is married to Jocelyn, also a Humane Studies recipient, and together, they earned their Ph.D.s at the University of Texas at Austin.

Wikle, Jocelyn S.

Jocelyn is from Orem, Utah. She graduated from BYU in Music and Economics and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin with her husband, Brian, who is also a Humane Studies recipient.


Couch, Robert B.

Robert is from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and he served in the Russia Moscow Mission. He graduated in Russian and Honors Economics from BYU in 1997. Robert pursued a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University.

Grow, Matthew J.

Matthew is from Sandy, Utah, and he served in the Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in April 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in History. As an undergraduate, he helped edit the Thetean, a student-produced historical journal, and he was involved with organizing Model United Nations competitions for high school students. Matthew received an ORCA Grant allowing him to research "the interactions between Parley P.

Heaton, Richard F.

Richard is from Houston, Texas. He served his mission in the Spain Barcelona Mission and graduated in Spanish Translation with a minor in Management from BYU in 1998. Richard attended New York University for his law & Master's degrees.

Schulzke, Stuart S.

Stuart is from Auburn, California, and he served in the Hungary Budapest Mission. He graduated in English with a minor in European Studies from BYU in 1999. Stuart pursued a Master's degree in Philosophy at Oxford University.

Smith, Ronald S.

Ronald is a Political Science, BYU graduate from Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in the Ecuador Quito Mission and pursued a Ph.D. at Indiana University. Ronald also received the Humane Studies Fellowship for 2002-2003.


Benson, Brett V.

Brett served in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. He is from Logan, Utah and is married to the former Lacy Packer. Brett graduated in Philosophy and Chinese with University Honors from BYU in 1998, and he pursued a Ph.D. at Duke University. Brett also received the Humane Studies Fellowship for 2001-2002, 2002-2003, and 2003-2004.

Fielding, Jeremy A.

Jeremy is from Walla Walla, Washington, and he served in the Kenya Nairobi Mission. He graduated from BYU in Political Science. He graduated from Harvard University's law school in 2003. Jeremy also received the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship for 2001-2002.


Hanson, Seth L.

Seth is from Atwater, California, and he served in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. He graduated in American Studies from BYU in 1998. Seth earned his JD from BYU, graduating Magna Cum Laude, in April 2001.


Oman, Nathan B.

Nathan is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in the Korea Busan Mission and graduated Cum Laude in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Nathan attended law school at Harvard University. Nathan also received the Humane Studies Fellowship for 1998-1999, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003.


Gaitan, Santino C.

Santino graduated with University Honors in Psychology and Spanish. He is from Jackson, Missouri, and he attended graduate school at the University of California-San Diego. He served in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission. Santino also received the National Science Foundation: Minority Fellowship 1998-1999.


Schulzke, Charles E.

Charles is from Roseville, California, and he served his mission in Vienna, Austria. He graduated in 1993 from BYU in English, and he is married to Cheri Carman Schulzke. Charles also received the Humane Studies Fellowship for 1993, 1994, and 1995 (as well as 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999). He attended Boston College for his Master's degree and received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of California-Berkeley.


Daines, Robert M.

Robert M. Daines double majored in American Studies and Economics with a minor in Philosphy. Robert graduated with University Honors and is the recipient of an Institute for Humane Studies scholarship.