The LSA is pleased to announce that Yining Nie is the recipient of its prestigious Bloch Fellowship, the top student award offered to members of the LSA. Established from the Bernard and Julia Bloch Memorial Fund, the Bloch fellowship was first awarded in the summer of 1970. The winner of the fellowship is offered a full scholarship, including travel, room and board, to attend the LSA's 2017 Linguistic Institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The Bloch Fellow also serves as the student representative to the LSA Executive Committee for a term of two years, and chairs the LSA Committee on Student Issues and Concerns (COSIAC). 

Upon learning of the award, Yining Nie provided this brief biographical statement: "I'm currently a second-year PhD student at New York University, where I am primarily interested in morphology and its interfaces, with a focus on the morphological realisation of argument structure. Having received a very international education (BA in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and MA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto), I understand the importance of diversity and inclusiveness. As Bloch Fellow, I hope to advocate for underrepresented groups and champion minority voices. I'm grateful to the LSA for this remarkable opportunity to represent linguistics students across the country!"

A complete list of previous Bloch Fellows is available here. The LSA will formally announce all other fellowship recipients for the 2017 Institute later this week.