Student Fellowships and Research: National


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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bill De La Rosa ’16 Awarded Truman Scholarship

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.

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Linda Kinstler ’13 Wins Marshall Scholarship

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 Wins Watson Travel Grant

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.


Will Ossoff ’15 to Join Carnegie Peace Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has awarded senior Will Ossoff with one of its Junior Peace fellowships.

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Bowdoin Among Top Producers of US Fulbright Students

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.

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David Bruce’s Watson Year: Studying Cities At Sea

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.


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.