Four Yale Students Receive 2005 Saxe Award

Four Yale students are among 13 winners of the 2005 Saxe Prize, awarded annually by the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund of Washington, D.C. to encourage public service among college and university students.

They will each receive $1,500 to assist them in undertaking non–paying or low–paying public service internships.

The 2005 Yale awardees are:

Santiago Ekaratne, sophomore, from Sri Lanka, who will work with the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium in Washington, D.C.

Christopher Lapinig, sophomore from New York City, who plans to intern with the Voting Rights Project of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York.

Vy Vu, junior from Boston, Massachusetts, for work with the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.

Sam Walker, senior from Montreal, who has an internship this summer with the “Registry” for War Crimes in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Last year’s winners from Yale were: Keven Abels ’05, Xiaonan Liu ’04 and Yaakov Sadan ’06.

Of the 175 students who have been awarded Saxe prizes since the Fund’s inception in 1984, 31 have been from Yale.

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