On March 13 the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation designated 1333 students from 381 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada as Woodrow Wilson Fellows for 1961–62. Chosen from among more than 10 000 nominees, the winners represent the largest number elected by the foundation in its 15‐year history. Students in mathematics and the natural sciences account for 15.9 percent of the total. The awards cover the first year of graduate study and are intended to encourage the fellows to consider college teaching as a career. Nominations are made by the students' professors, and candidates are screened by 15 regional committees before the final selection is made. Sir Hugh Taylor, president of the foundation, estimated the total value of this year's awards at $3 million.

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