Education: Guggenheim Fellowships

In the ears of many a scholar and artist the name Guggenheim rings sweetly. It means security for a year or two of creating, with a little left over for pernods, pulque or Pilsener. Since 1925 there have been awarded 417 Fellowships on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation which Simon Guggenheim and his wife, Olga Hirsh, established in memory of their son who died in 1922. Average stipend is $2,500. Many a Guggenheim Fellow has done well with his year of freedom: Stephen Vincent Benet (John Brown's Body which won a...

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