09-10 Recipients

Past recipients by year: 17-18 16-17 | 15-16 14-15 | 13-14 | 12-13 | 11-1210-1109-1008-09 | 07-08

Austrian Government Teaching Assistantship Princeton in Africa
DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship Princeton in Asia
DAAD Undergraduate Study Scholarship Rhodes Scholarship
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Truman Scholarship
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Watson Fellowship
Goldwater Scholarship Udall Scholarship
Keasbey Scholarship

Austrian English Teaching Assistant

Keri ForbringerKeri Forbringer '10 will be working with students in three different high schools within Salzburg, Austria, teaching and tutoring intermediate English and American culture. This experience will build on her Bowdoin tutoring experiences and coursework as a German and government/legal studies double major, and will provide the ideal foundation for Keri's long-term goal of serving in a diplomatic capacity.


DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

Erica EhrhardtErica Ehrhardt '10 a German and biochemistry double major, Erica will use her DAAD award to pursue an M.A. in neuroscience Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.


DAAD Undergraduate Study Scholarship

Rebecca SilvaRebecca Silva '11 used her DAAD to study at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Her research revolved around the idea of "livability for whom" as she identified criteria for modeling livability as well as social, economic, and cultural factors that determine which of Munich's citizens enjoy the benefits of livability and which have been more or less excluded. (Read More)


Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

John LehmanJohn Lehman ’10 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany. A German and English double major with a minor in visual arts, John will teach English to German high school students approximately 20 hours per week during his Fulbright tenure. He also hopes to share his interest and expertise in photography by starting a club and/or offering lessons. John’s long-range plans include earning a Ph.D. in medieval studies with a focus on linguistics and becoming a professor. (Read more about John's photography)

picture of Scott NebelScott Nebel '09 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany to serve as a teaching assistant in a German high school. In his spare time, Scott, who is German major and music minor, hopes to share his love for and expertise in music by contributing to a school music program, volunteering at a radio station, or involving himself in the local music community. Upon his return, Scott is considering earning a degree in either German or jazz studies and pursuing a career in music and teaching. (Read more)

picture of Alexandra ReedAlexandra Reed '10 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Uruguay. Drawing upon her extensive tutoring experience as well as her double major in government/legal studies and Spanish, Reed will serve for eight months as a language learning assistant in a school and a teaching training program. In her spare time, she plans to enroll in political science courses at a local university, in preparation for earning an advanced degree in Latin American studies or in international relations (with a focus on Latin America) upon returning to the U.S. (Learn more about Alexandra)

Taylor WhiteTaylor White '07 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Norway. Taylor, who has spent the last three years teaching and coaching at private schools in the U.S., will teach English to secondary or post-secondary students in Norway. During her 10-month appointment, she also plans to volunteer as a coach – possibly even introducing the sport of women’s lacrosse to Norwegian girls – and devote some time to writing. Her long-terms plans include graduate study in American studies and/or education. (Read more)

picture of Leslie WittenbrakerLeslie Wittenbraker '06 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to the Dominican Republic. Leslie’s experience teaching Spanish and involvement with an art enrichment program have prepared her well for a Fulbright appointment. During her time in the Dominican Republic, Leslie will teach English and hopes to volunteer her artistic talents towards local elementary art programs. Upon returning to the U.S., Leslie plans to begin graduate studies in linguistics and second language acquisition. (Read more)


Fulbright Study/Research Grant

picture of Jamil WynneJamil Wyne ’08 was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to Syria. Drawing on his Arabic language skills and experience in the Middle East’s development sector, Jamil will work with an organization providing financial and technical assistance to entrepreneurs to study the challenges young Syrian entrepreneurs face and how those obstacles can be overcome. After completing his Fulbright, Jamil hopes to delve further into the field of economic and social development by enrolling in a joint M.B.A./M.P.A. program. (Read more)


Goldwater Scholarship


Molly Kwaitkowski '11  A neuroscience and Spanish double major, Molly’s impressive science background was instrumental in her selection as a Goldwater Scholar. She has excelled in her coursework and has already held several fellowships that have led to publications. After earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Molly plans to pursue a research career and contribute to the development of therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer’s disease. (Read more)

Sharon UlerySharon Ulery '11 A math major and computer science minor, Sharon has a particular interest in cryptography. She has developed this interest by engaging in an REU experience, serving as a research assistant, and carrying out a research project as a Mellon Mays Fellow. Sharon’s long-term plans include earning a Ph.D. in mathematics, teaching at the university level, and conducting research in number theory with applications to cryptography. (Read more)

Alexander H. Williams '12 - Honorable Mention


Keasbey Scholarship

Tenaing LamaTenzing Lama '10 One of only two Keasbey Scholars named in the country during 2009-10, Tenzing will earn an M.Sc. degree in pathology at the University of Oxford, researching the molecular mechanisms of the antigenic variation process in parasites. After two years at Oxford, Tenzing plans to return to the U.S. and enroll in an M.D./Ph.D. program with a special focus on infectious diseases. His long-term goal is to become a physician-scientist. (Read more)


Princeton in Africa

Jamie NadeauJamie Nadeau '10, who majored in government and legal studies and minored in English, has been selected for a fellowship in Lusaka, Zambia.  He will be working for the Kucetekela Foundation, a small, grassroots organization that provides scholarships and mentoring and tutoring services to promising, low-income Zambian youths.  Read about his experiences on his blog. (Read more)


Princeton in Asia

Steve ThomasSteven Thomas '10, earned a degree in English with a minor in economics and has been selected for a fellowship in Phang Nga, Thailand. He will be teaching English as a second language to ninth through twelfth graders at the Satree High School in Phang Nga Town.

Feng Simin OuFeng Simon '10 who majored in government and legal studies, received a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will take him to Shanghai, China. There he will work for the Institute for Sustainable Communities, an internation NGO working on evry and environmental issues and community development in China.


Rhodes Scholarship

Willy OppenheimWilliam J. Oppenheim III '09 A Phi Beta Kappa Scholar with a self-designed major (anthropology, religion, and education) and a teaching minor, Willy’s accomplishments are numerous. They include founding the Omprakash Foundation and Bowdoin’s Global Citizen Grant program and receiving two Bowdoin fellowships, the Dunlap Prize, the President’s Award, and two national poetry prizes. Since graduating from Bowdoin, Willy has dedicated himself to building the Omprakash network and serving as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. He will further pursue his interest in global education as a Rhodes Scholar by earning a master of science in comparative and international education at the University of Oxford. (Read more)


Truman Scholarship

Kyle DempseyKyle Dempsey '11 In recognition of his extensive record of public and community service, outstanding leadership potential, and commitment to a career in public service, Kyle received a Truman Scholarship. Awarded to only sixty college juniors in the country, this scholarship provides leadership training, funds a D.C. internship, and grants up to $30,000 toward graduate school. After earning an M.D./M.P.H. degree, Kyle plans to combine a clinical practice with policy work aimed at providing equal healthcare access for all people. (Read more)


Watson Fellowship

picture of Sarah EbelSarah Ebel ’10 was awarded a Watson Fellowship for her project "In Motion with the Ocean: Environmental Education in Coastal Communities". Sarah will spend her Watson year exploring the different ways coastal communities are implementing experiential environmental education to create solutions to environmental and economic degradation. Working with NGOs focused on addressing collapsing fisheries, Sarah hopes to gain an understanding of teaching techniques and increase her knowledge of curriculum development. (Read more)


Skye Lawrence '10 was awarded a Watson Fellowship for her project "Public Health Projects: Searching For Sustainability". Skye will explore her belief that many public health projects never achieve their transformative potential because insufficient emphasis is placed on cultural context. She hopes to discover what role culture plays, how it is included or ignored, and what this means for a project’s success or failure. With this deeper understanding, she hopes to design techniques for ensuring public health project success. Read about Skye's year on her blog.  (Read more)


Udall Scholarship 

Krista Bahm '11 - Honorable Mention (Read more)

Maina Handmaker '11 - Honorable Mention (Read more)