Watterson Summer Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts

The Nellie C. Watterson Summer Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts was established in 2007 by Paul and Jennifer Korngiebel, classes of '88 and '87 respectively, to honor Professor William Watterson and his mother. The Watterson Summer 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 2017 cycle, the College anticipates making one award for no more than $3000.

Examples of opportunities that can be supported by a Watterson 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.