Student Fellowships and Research: National

19 Bowdoin Students (Including Many German Students) Offered Fulbright Grants

A notable trend in this group of Fulbright recipients, and in years past, is the high number planning to teach or pursue research in either Germany or Austria. This year there are seven traveling to Germany.

Students Win Scholarships to Learn Understudied Languages

Sarah Bashir ’20 will study Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Daniel Castro Bonilla ’17 will study Chinese in Changchun, China. And Isabel Udell ’19 will learn Hindi while spending a semester in Jaipur, India.

Daniel Castro Bonilla ’17 Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Senior Daniel Castro Bonilla has won a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese at the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, this summer. Bonilla, an Asian studies major, began to study Chinese in his first year at Bowdoin.

Mariely Garcia ’17 Wins a Watson to Observe Medicine Around the World

Since she was a kid, Mariely Garcia has wanted to be a physician. And though she is still unsure in what area she will specialize, she is adamant about being a doctor who is sensitive to the unique lives and backgrounds of her patients, and to the sociological, economic, or cultural factors that may have […]

Bowdoin’s Lavigne Named Frontiers of Science Fellow

“This kind of collaboration can shed different perspectives on scientific problems, which might lead to new ideas and approaches that wouldn’t necessarily have been thought of at a traditional conference.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

Two faculty members and eleven students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2016, making Bowdoin one of the top Fulbright producing institutions of the year.

Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research

The grant will bring in $104,000 over the next three years to support four student-mentor pairs pursuing research in fields related to chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and biochemistry.

Bill De La Rosa ’16 Wins Marshall Scholarship for Oxford University

Bill De La Rosa ’16 has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which funds graduate study in the UK for up to forty US students each year. He will study for a master’s degree in migration studies at Oxford University.

Orient’s Marina Affo ’17 Named ProPublica ‘Emerging Reporter’

A student journalist at Bowdoin has been selected by ProPublica to take part in its Emerging Reporters program. The nonprofit news organization launched the program last year as a way to increase diversity in investigative journalism by giving stipends and mentoring help to college journalists of color.

Five Years Out: H.S. English Teacher Will Cogswell ’11 Heads to Salt Lake City

“The general Bowdoin academic culture has influenced me a lot,” Will Cogswell ’11 said. “Academically Bowdoin is rigorous, but it’s also collaborative, which aligns with my values and is a central part of my classroom and classroom culture.”

Senior Uses Summer Fellowship to Examine Literature By and About Women in the Renaissance

“There was this prevailing sense of distrust surrounding women in much literature of the renaissance, centered around the idea that females were somehow artificial.”

Bowdoin Students Win National Fellowships For Global Work

Many seniors have won prestigious national awards to study or teach around the world next year.

Five Students Span the Globe to Work in Education, Energy, Finance, Public Health, Education

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.

With Watson Grant, Tess Hamilton ’16 Will Investigate Homes Around the World

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 ’16 Wins Peace Grant to Train Indigenous Women Leaders

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.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top School for Fulbright Students

In 2015, Bowdoin students were awarded 17 Fulbright fellowships, making Bowdoin College one of the highest ranked undergraduate institutions for producing Fulbright scholars.

Justin Pearson ’17 Wins Princeton Policy Fellowship

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.

Bowdoin Senior Wins Prestigious Award for Study in U.K.

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.

Round-Up: Fellowships, Scholarships Take Students Far Into Studies

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.

Fulbright Fellowships Open Worlds to Bowdoin Students

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.