Announcing Rhodes College’s Nominees for 2020 Watson Fellowship

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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:

Amaree Austin
Major: Anthropology/Sociology
Project: “Rebirth in Blackness: Childbirth in the African Diaspora”

Adam Cruthirds
Major: Political Science
Project: “A Global Investigation of Criminal Justice Reform”

Maleelo Shamambo
Major: Neuroscience
Project: “Of Two Minds: Cross-cultural Approaches to Healing”

Roosevelt Singleton
Major: Anthropology/Sociology 
Project: “Acting? Interactions Between Identity, Performance, and Character Development”

Awards will be announced mid-March.