Ursinus College Watson Fellow, Jesse Kremenak Ursinus College Watson Fellow, Jesse Kremenak

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Unlock your dream.

Are you a creative thinker who thrives on discovery? Are you ready to dive deep into what matters most to you? Ursinus is one of only forty-one colleges in the United States eligible to nominate students for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enables graduates from small liberal arts colleges to do just that.

Scholarships and Fellowships News

Ursinus Senior Nolan Earns Prestigious Watson Fellowship

Joey Nolan ’24 will travel to five countries to engage with different forms of theater during his “Watson year” through a yearlong grant that allows recent college graduates to explore the world abroad.

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Watson Fellows travel the world for a year pursuing an independent project of their own design. They forge lifelong friendships and connections; learn to navigate metropolitan cities and remote villages; and travel all seven continents by plane, train, bus, bicycle, and more. View the profiles below to learn more about Ursinus Watson Fellows, and see how their year-long adventures informed their life’s journey.

Who should apply?

Seniors with an enduring personal or intellectual passion, driven by curiosity, and hungry for new experiences

It is never too early to learn more about the Watson Fellowship.

On campus, contact Meredith Goldsmith and Talia Argondezzi, co-chairs of the Watson Fellowship Committee.

Follow @ursinus_watsonfellowship on Instagram to keep up to date on deadlines and to learn more about past award winners. 

Request to join the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Canvas page by contacting Talia Argondezzi to access more information and see the Watson checklist if you are thinking about or in the process of applying.

Watson Alumni Spotlight

Kelsey Threatte '09, Watson Fellow

Kelsey Threatte Romano ’09

Voice and Veil: The Power and Impact of Arab Women Poets on Society

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Garrett Bullock

Garrett Bullock ’20

What do we teach when we teach drumming?

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Jamie Faselt

Jamie Faselt ’15

Human-Nature Relationship in South Africa, India, Borneo, Malaysia, Nepal, and Greenland

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Joe Klim '03

Joseph Klim ’03

Joseph Klim ’03, On the Piste, Off the Piste, and Everything In-between

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Watson Fellow, Jesse Kremenak

Jesse Kremenak ’08

A Vehicle for Expression: The Customized Automobile

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Aaron Ranck ’02

Cultivating the Earth: Agrarian Life

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