Hamilton College students compete favorably for some of the nation's most prestigious and competitive national fellowships and scholarships. Here's a summary of the awards received this year, including our own very generous Bristol Fellowship.
William M. Bristol, Jr. Fellowship
Justin Tyler '01, West Monroe, NY
The William M. Bristol, Jr. Fellowship was created for Hamilton College students to encourage discovery of self and the world, a greater appreciation and understanding of people and culture, and to enable individuals to act on great ideas through independent study projects rather than formal academic pursuit.
Byron Miller '02, Chicago, IL
Sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation, Duke University, and the American Political Science Association, the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute introduces 15-20 highly qualified students of color to graduate school and to encourage their application to Ph.D. programs in political science.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow
Jeffrey Krutz '01, Little Falls, NY
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows program provides a substantive research experience for outstanding students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Only 10 Fellowships are awarded annually.
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
Jed Barash '01, Orange, CT; Jodie Stewart '01, Hamlin, NY; Denise Kless '01, Canandaigua, NY; Marika Geertz '01, New City, NY
The Fulbright program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through educational exchange. Barash will travel to the University of Reykjavik in Iceland for his research project, while Stewart will serve as a teaching assistant in Korea, and Kless and Geertz will serve as teaching assistants in Austria.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Lorena Hernandez '03, Bronx, NY; Ann Marie Toth '02, Tolland, CT
The Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater is the premier national undergraduate award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Hernandez and Toth were selected from a field of 1,164 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
St. Andrew's Society Scholarship
Caitlyn Cook '01, Point Pleasant, NJ
The St. Andrew's Society Scholarship is designed to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the U.S. Cook will study ancient history at the University of St. Andrews.
Thomas J. Watson Fellowships
Louisa Smith '01, Duxbury, MA; Justin Stein '01, Larchmont, NY
The Watson Foundation selects and provides funds for graduating seniors from America's leading liberal arts institutions to embark on a year of self-directed, independent study while traveling outside the United States after their graduation. This year, 60 seniors, representing 50 colleges, were selected from among 1,000 applicants.