Robert and Blythe Edwards Fund for the Arts

Established by Robert H. Edwards, President Emeritus (1990-2001) and Blythe B. Edwards, this fellowship is designed to foster summer research and learning by students in the creative and performing arts. This may be accomplished through faculty-mentored and/or structured training in the creative or performing arts (including music, theater and dance, the fine arts, creative writing, and film studies). Fellowship recipients may study under the direction of a Bowdoin faculty member; however, opportunities that cannot be adequately replicated under the direction of a Bowdoin faculty member, yet are deemed essential to a student's academic program, may also be undertaken with support from this fellowship. Examples of such opportunities include, but are not limited to, participation in major summer festivals, pre-professional training, or internships.

First-years, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Current seniors are ineligible.

For the spring 2018 cycle, the College anticipates making one award for no more than $5000.

Examples of opportunities that can be supported by an Edwards Summer Fellowship include, but are not limited to, participation in major summer festivals, pre-professional training, or internships.  The award may be used for any combination of travel expenses, tuition costs related to a formal training program, instruction fees, or a stipend for the Fellow.