The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. The program is designed to support students who want to do research or creative work that fits under the mandate of the Endowment, “to support the needs and interests of women at Hamilton.” The program is open to all students, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.
  • Working closely with a faculty supervisor, students work full-time on a research or creative project of their own design for 10 weeks, and receive a $4,000 stipend. 
  • The Kirkland College Summer Associates will produce an essay or creative piece and report on their work to the community in the following academic year, typically in the fall, unless they are abroad.
  • We advise students to contact potential faculty supervisors early in the spring semester.
  • Faculty members receive a $1,500 stipend for the first project.

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2023 Kirkland Summer Associates

Katlyn Leon ’25
Project: Self- Discovery and Womanhood: A Collection of Short Stories 
Advisor: Jane Springer

Dani Bernstein ’24
Project: Taking Q and A (queerness and architecture) Beyond the Closet
Advisor: Ruth Lo

Maia Chakin ’25 & Diego Inzunza ’25
Project:  An Everlasting Spirit: How Intersectional Experiences Shape Student and Faculty Understanding of Kirkland College’s Legacy
Advisor: Mahala Stewart


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Michelle LeMasurier and Claire Mouflard

Co-Chairs, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee 23-24

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