Student Fellowships and Research: National
Many seniors have won prestigious national awards to study or teach around the world next year.
Five Bowdoin seniors have been placed by Princeton University-affiliated programs in Asia, Africa or Latin America to work in the fields of finance, energy, public health, education and sustainability.
Tess Hamilton ’16 has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which pays recent college graduates to travel for 12 months and pursue independent study.
Caroline Martinez’s dedication to working on behalf of indigenous people, particularly women, received a boost recently when she won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace foundation.
In 2015, Bowdoin students were awarded 17 Fulbright fellowships, making Bowdoin College one of the highest ranked undergraduate institutions for producing Fulbright scholars.
This summer Justin Pearson ’17 will study public policy at Princeton University’s Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School.
To fund Haley Miller’s overseas studies next year, Miller has received a competitive Keasbey Scholarship, which each year is awarded to “some of the most gifted and intellectually curious American college graduates” to support post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.
This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country’s most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.
Thirteen Bowdoin seniors — as well as two recent graduates — have won Fulbright fellowships this year to teach English or conduct research in countries around the world.
Honoring Bill De La Rosa’s drive and focus to change immigration policy, the Harry S. Truman Foundation has awarded the junior with a $30,000 scholarship for graduate school.
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.
Phui Yi Kong ’15 will travel around the world next year to practice martial arts and physical theater, and to study how these practices can nurture civic action.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has awarded senior Will Ossoff with one of its Junior Peace fellowships.
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 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.
This year, 15 Bowdoin students received prestigious fellowships to dive into the research, regions, languages and community service projects that fascinate them.
Two students have been awarded competitive scholarships from the U.S. government to study languages abroad.
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.
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 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.