10-11 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 Goldwater Scholarship
Beinecke Scholarship NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Davis Projects for Peace Grant Udall Scholarship
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Watson Fellowship
Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Austrian Government Teaching Assistant

Julia LittlefieldJulia Littlefield '11
Julia has been selected as an English teaching assistant in Graz, a city in southern Austria. During her nine-month appointment, she will draw upon her experience as a TA for Bowdoin's German department as she works with students at an area high school and technical school, teaching and tutoring English and American culture. (Read more)

Kara WilsonKara Wilson '11
With a double major in German and art history and a minor in Italian, Kara has been selected as an English teaching assistant in southern Austria. She will teach English and American culture to Austrian students in two different schools within the small town of Vöalkermarkt. (Read more



Sean McElroySean McElroy '12
A history major and philosophy minor, Sean was one of twenty juniors selected nationwide to receive the Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide $34,000 towards his graduate education. In his research, Sean is currently analyzing the relationship between religion and the history of physics and technology. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in history or the history of science. (Read more


Davis Project for Peace

Mariya IlyasMariya Ilyas  '13
A double major in government and legal studies and mathematics, as well as a sociology minor, Mariya has been awarded funding from the for her project to start a high school newspaper at Al-Imtiaz Academy, a secondary school for working-class families in her hometown of Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Read more


Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Will Cogswell

Will Cogswell '11
An English major and teaching minor, Will will act as a teaching assistant serving Colombian university students seeking their licensure to teach English in Colombian primary and secondary schools. He also plans to volunteer at a community radio station. Upon returning from Colombia, Will intends to complete his teacher's certification and go on to teach high school English. (Read more)

Chester EngChester Eng '11
An English and German double major, Chester will serve as an English teaching assistant in a German middle or high school. He also hopes to share his interest in sports and film by introducing football and Ultimate Frisbee and starting a film club. His long-term plans include graduate work in German studies and teaching at the college level. (Read more)

Ellen KimballEllen Kimball '11 
A German and history double major with a minor in Latin American studies, Ellen is thrilled to return to Berlin after studying abroad there. She will draw upon her experience as a teaching assistant and tutor at Bowdoin to teach English to German high school students. She also hopes to establish a letter or e-mail exchange program between students in her German classes and her own high school in the U.S. (Read more)


Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Sara PowersSara Powers '11
A neuroscience and French double major, Sara will expand upon her research experiences at Bowdoin by conducting independent neuroscience research at the University of Rennes in Rennes, France. Her work will examine the role that estrogen plays in adult neurogenesis in zebrafish. Outside of the lab, Sara will take courses at the university in molecular biology and volunteer at a local hospital. Sara plans to attend medical school upon her return. (Read more)


Goldwater Scholarship

Alexander WilliamsAlexander Williams '12
A neuroscience major and computer science minor, Alex plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computational/theoretical neuroscience after graduating from Bowdoin. He is principally interested in understanding physiological basis for neuronal computation, plasticity, and modulation – all of which form the basic building blocks of human behavior. Alex developed this interest while conducting research at Brandeis University in the summer of 2010 and – having been recently named a Beckman Scholar – will continue this research during the summer of 2011 and throughout the academic year. (Read more)


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Evan FrickeEvan Fricke '11
A biology major and Spanish minor, Evan developed his interests in ecology and evolution during research experiences on Kent Island, in Colorado's alpine tundra, and in Kenya's rangelands. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship will provide Evan with approximately $40,000 per year for three years as he pursues a Ph.D. in biology at the University of Washington. His graduate work will focus on the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interactions. (Read more)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships were also awarded to the following alumni:

  • Cassandra Benkwitt '08
  • Karen LaRocque '07
  • Morgan MacLeod '09
  • Danielle Marias '10
  • Liza Shoenfeld '09


Udall Scholarship

Andrew CushingAndrew Cushing '12
Andrew received a Udall Schoalrship in recognition of his commitment to the environment and demonstrated leadership skills. As an environmental studies and history coordinate major, he is especially interested in historic preservation as a sustainable approach to combating climate change and sprawl. His list of accomplishments includes interning for New Hampshire's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program during the summer of 2010 and listing six of his hometown's buildings to the state historic register, a project he hopes will encourage his town to rethink their approach to handling historic structures. (Read more)

Teona WilliamsTeona Williams '12
Teona is a history and environmental studies major with a minor in Africana studies. Her research interests range from African Americans' relationship to nature in the early twentieth century to environmental justice. Teona plans to become a professor of African American and environmental history and to start a not-for-profit that increases the diversity in outdoor recreation. The Udall Scholarship recognizes Teona's successful efforts to support African Americans' engagement with nature and her vision to create a future that includes greater diversity within the environmental movement. (Read more)


Watson Fellowship

Joshua MagnoJoshua Magno '11
"5, 6, 7, 8, Instep, Outreach: An Exploration of Dance as Community Service"
India, Uganda, Egypt, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina

Joshua will spend his Watson year exploring his passion for movement and non-profit volunteer work by participating in several dance communities that integrate performance and community service. He hopes to learn how performers in these studios address issues pertaining to sexuality, disabilities, disease, and the environment through performance. With this greater understanding, Joshua aims to understand how cultures sublimate their hardships through art. (Read moreKeep up with Josh's blog!