A record-setting year for nationally competitive fellowship awards at Washington and Lee University can be attributed to forward-thinking educators, hard-working students and a persistent, encouraging fellowships director.
Nationally Competitive Fellowships
Five students from W&L received Fulbright awards for academic year 2020-2021.
Despite COVID-19, Jared Nickodem '20 was able to make it to Austria, where he is teaching English to students as part of the U.S. Teaching Assistant Program.
Bo Garfinkel '21 talks about the experiences she's been afforded recently as a recipient of a Public Policy and International Affairs fellowship and a Gilman Scholarship.
Eight students and three faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019-2020.
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Gabriele, a 2019 graduate, is the university’s 17th Rhodes Scholar.
The fellowship lasts a full academic year and allows students to conduct formal research and pursue advocacy efforts on a specific topic.
Scholars will spend four weeks of their summer exploring the world of modern scientific research at some of the nation’s leading laboratories and universities.
Each scholar is awarded $7,500 to support undergraduate research in their junior or senior year.
The scholarship was created to encourage more American students to study in the Middle East.
Hester will participate in an intensive eight-week Chinese language course at Shaanxi Normal University.
The scholarship will cover his remaining undergraduate tuition, a stipend, summer internships and then a job upon graduation.
Reese is an English major and studio art minor.
Syed is a biology major and a Middle East and South Asia studies minor.
Christopher McCrackin ’20 has won a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship to help fund his graduate studies.
Sophie Wilks ’21 has won a $4,300 Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship for her project.
Agrippina has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain.
Her scholarship will fund a nine- to 12-month study of small-scale cultural heritage looting operations in the Golden Triangle of India.
Abiza will receive a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in China.
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