Student Fellowships and Research: National

Bowdoin Among Top Producers of US Fulbright Students

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Bowdoin College is among the country’s top producers of Fulbright students for 2014-2015, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

David Bruce’s Watson Year: Studying Cities At Sea

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David Bruce’s interest in nature, urban planning and arts shaped his goal to traverse the globe to draw, paint and write about places threatened by rising sea levels.

Linda Kinstler ’13 Wins Marshall Scholarship

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Linda Kinstler ’13, a managing editor at The New Republic, has received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study at the graduate level in the United Kingdom.

15 Students Receive Nat’l Fellowships For Study, Research, Teaching, Humanitarian Work


This year, 15 Bowdoin students received prestigious fellowships to dive into the research, regions, languages and community service projects that fascinate them.

Two Students Win Language Study Scholarships


Two students have been awarded competitive scholarships from the U.S. government to study languages abroad.

Six Seniors Win Fulbright Awards


After receiving Fulbright grants to live abroad next year, two seniors plan to travel to China and Germany to pursue research projects, while four others will head to far-off destinations to teach English.

Women’s Advocate Hannah Sherman ’15 Selected as Truman Scholar


Hannah Sherman is one of 59 college juniors around the country who have received a scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Every year, a new group of Truman scholars are selected based on their academic success as well as their commitment to public service and potential to make a difference.

Sam Burnim ’14 Wins Grant to Study Public Health in Scotland


Sam Burnim will study Scotland’s health systems and public policy at the University of Edinburgh next year in a one-year master’s program. He has been awarded a St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York scholarship for $30,000, the first Bowdoin student to receive this prize.

Scientist, Environmentalist Margaret Lindeman ’15 Wins Udall Grant

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In recognition of her commitment to the environment, Margaret Lindeman ’15 has won a $5,000 Udall scholarship toward her Bowdoin tuition next year.

Two Seniors Win Watson Travel Grants

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A humanitarian soccer player and an advocate for greater digital privacy have each won a one-year grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to travel the world.

Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Students


Bowdoin is listed among the top bachelor’s institutions that produce the most Fulbright scholars, according to a recent list published by the Chronicle for Higher Education.

Bowdoin Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching, Language Study Grants

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Daniel Ertis, RaiNesha Miller and Erin St. Peter will all fly off to teach English in various cities around the world next year as Fulbright Fellows.

Three Bowdoin Seniors Receive Fulbright Research Grants


Three Bowdoin seniors, Kacey Berry, Jacob Blum and Emma Cutler, have received Fulbright Fellowships to support their research next year in Germany, Italy and Sri Lanka, respectively.

Three Seniors Win Fellowships to Germany and Austria

This year, Bowdoin’s German department has announced that three students have received fellowships to study or work in Germany or Austria next year.

Kiersten King ’14 on her Beinecke Award and Future in Archaeology

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Bowdoin junior Kiersten King, who is from Colorado Springs, Colo., has won a Beinecke scholarship, which will support her aspirations to become an archaeologist specializing in Mediterranean ancient history.

Ellis Ratner ’14 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Ellis Ratner ’14 has received a prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Since arriving at Bowdoin in 2010, junior Ellis Ratner has dedicated himself to robotics.

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

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Hackett, who is a biology and chemistry major and psychology minor, said that when he was a high school student growing up in Bangor, Maine, he never imagined he would be where he is today. “I came [to Bowdoin] to play football,” he said.

Erica Berry ’14 Wins Udall Scholarship

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Erica Berry, an English and environmental studies major, describes in her Udall application that she strives to “write narrative nonfiction about the intersections between the ever-shifting environment and humanity.”

David Bruce ’13 Wins Watson to Study Climate Change in Threatened Cities

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David Bruce ’13 is one of 40 students around the country who has won a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which gives graduating seniors $25,000 and the dictate to pursue a subject or issue that fascinates them. They must not return to the United States for 12 months.

Lincoln Pac ’08 Receives Fulbright to Study Public Health in Uganda

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Lincoln Pac, of the University of Colorado, Denver has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study public health in Uganda, the United States Department of State announced recently.