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Four Students Nominated for Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

The prestigious honor allows graduating college seniors to participate in purposeful, independent exploration abroad.

The Ursinus nominees and their proposed projects are:

Rachael Carter ’18: “From Gardens to Kitchens and Ending in Community” (Guatemala, South Africa, Nepal and Rwanda).

Roseangela Hartford ’18: “The Power of Generosity: Exploring Local and International Humanitarian Initiatives” (Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Spain and the Dominican Republic).

Evan Hunt ’18: “Friend or Foe?: Cultural Perceptions of Non-native Plants” (Australia, India, South Africa, Switzerland and Ascension Island, United Kingdom.

Leah Jarvis ’18: “Starstruck: Exploring Cultural Interpretations of Stars” (Greece, Germany, Iceland, Chile and Japan).

Watson fellows will be announced in March. Fellows conceive original projects and execute them outside of the United States for one year and the fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend. They decide where to go, who to meet and when to change course. They do not affiliate with academic institutions and may not hold formal employment.

Ursinus is one of 40 partner colleges whose students are eligible for a fellowship.