Sewanee Students Awarded Scholarships and Fellowships

Recently, a number of Sewanee students were recognized as recipients of major regional, national, and international awards and scholarships.

Rebecca Cole, C’24, and Margaret Lorenzen, C’23, were named Ledford Scholars by the Appalachian College Association. The scholarship provides financial support for the selected students’ intensive research projects. Cole visited and analyzed memorials to the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Lorenzen used rhetorical analysis to examine four controversies in the University of the South’s history, including the founding of the University, integration, relations between the University and the Highlander Folk School, and the admission of women to the University.

Brianna Howell, C’24, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Gilman Program provides grants for U.S. citizens to study and intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to national security and economic prosperity. The grant allowed Howell to study abroad in Scotland at the University of Glasgow for the Easter 2023 term.

Emily Morgan, C’24, was selected to participate in the Presidential Fellows Program at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. The program’s fellows have the opportunity to study the U.S. presidency, the public policymaking process, and the President’s relationships with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public. Over the course of an academic year, the fellows learn about leadership and governance, share their outstanding research, and explore careers in public service.

Alexander Robinson, C’23, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The award provides support for Robinson to teach in Germany for the 2023-24 academic year. Read more here.

Christian Shushok, C’24, was selected to participate in the Critical Language Studies Scholarship Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program provides opportunities for American college and university students to study languages and cultures essential to America's engagement with the world and critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity. Shushok will study Swahili at an intensive study abroad institute in Tanzania this summer.