Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing four seniors to compete for the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which provides a $36,000 grant for purposeful, independent exploration abroad. If selected, fellows execute their conceived projects by traveling outside the United States for one year. They decide where to go and when to change course. They do not have to affiliate with an academic institution or hold formal employment. The program is designed to produce a year of personal insight, perspective, and confidence. Qualities sought in the selection of fellows include imagination, independence, emotional maturity, courage, integrity, and resourcefulness.
The Rhodes nominees and their proposed projects are:
Project: “Rebirth in Blackness: Childbirth in the African Diaspora”
Major: Political Science
Project: “A Global Investigation of Criminal Justice Reform”
Project: “Of Two Minds: Cross-cultural Approaches to Healing”
Project: “Acting? Interactions Between Identity, Performance, and Character Development”
Awards will be announced mid-March.