The UWM Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce that undergraduate Tori Tran has been named the 2020-2021 recipient of the Eckman Scholarship.
Tori became interested in linguistics when she took Linguistics 100 (Diversity of Human Language) during her first semester at UWM. As Tori puts it, linguistics is interesting because it lies at the intersection of the humanities and sciences, so it allows her to use both “sides” of her brain.
At UWM, Tori says, “We truly have fantastic linguistics professors, and grad students! Also, the community of undergraduate students is pretty great; it’s always fun to take classes and realize you already know half the class.” After graduating from UWM, Tori plans to attend graduate school in computational linguistics. She thanks her parents for their ongoing support, and also thanks the linguistics department for their support.
Each year, the Eckman Scholarship awards $1000 to a UWM linguistics student, on the basis of scholarly achievement and financial need. Named after Distinguished Professor Emeritus Fred Eckman, the scholarship originated on the occasion of Dr. Eckman’s retirement from full-time teaching in 2017. It is funded by generous contributions from Dr. Eckman’s colleagues, students, and family members.