17.1 Honors Awarded by the Visiting Examiners
Amaechi Ikechukwu Abuah, Grant Chandler Brown, Kassidi Lim Cheng, Veronica Angeline Chua, Sierra Rebecca Mondragón, Yifan Ping, Allyson Josephine Thrasher, Samantha Blair Wagner, Tiffany Elizabeth Wang
Lux Kreider Barton, Julia Isabel Botkin, Emily Nicole Branam, Katherine Elizabeth Capossela, Louisa Bradlow Carman, Andi Cheng, Noah Curran Cheng, Kevin Taeyoung Choi, Dylan Thomas Clairmont, Eleazer Grissom Cohen, Charles Hodson Cole, Zaina Yasmin Dana, Kadiata Lamarana Diallo, Francis McCall Dillon, Julia Katherine Ford, Alexander William Galarraga, Leren Gao, Alessandro Blessing Getzel, Houyi He, Aaron Samuel Hersch, Nicholas John Hirschel-Burns, Bellara Ann Sakda Huang, Siyuan Jiang, Cyndi Quynh Lai, Yung Yung Liu, Ercong Luo, Richard Francesco Maimon Maria Massari, Gerald Michael McManus, Matiwos Assefa Mebratu, Elena Bernadette Moore, Rebecca Leah Posner-Hess, Judah Brennan Raab, Josephine Florence Ross, Matthew Joseph Salah, Rebecca G. Sanders, Isaac Barr Satz, Twan Wang Sia, Daniel Glen Swanson, Cameron Renee Tumey, Tom Wang, Sarah Joy Wheaton, Henry Briggs Wilson, Jason Takashi Wong, Ariana Yett, Gillian Dorie New Zipursky
Julius John Balisanyuka-Smith, Lizhi Guo, Kevin Daiki Hudson, William Khan, Peem Lerdputtipongporn, Parker Snipes, Kayla Vieira
17.2 Elections to Honorary Societies
Phi Beta Kappa
Ryan Arazi, Grant Chandler Brown, Louisa Bradlow Carman, Andi Cheng, Noah Curran Cheng, Kevin Taeyoung Choi, Dylan Thomas Clairmont, Kelly Alissa Finke, Julia Katherine Ford, Joshua Welz Geselowitz, Micah Trivers Harkins, Aaron Samuel Hersch, Dana E. Homer, Vinay Read Keefe, Momoka Keicho, Inna Meagan Kimbrough, Eleanore Lee, Kevin Liao, Arjun Singh Madan, Richard Francesco Maimon Maria Massari, Lilia Isabelle McGee-Harris, Pei Yi Mei, Zane Haskin Lowry Meyer, Grayson Joseph Mick, Sierra Rebecca Mondragón, Elena Bernadette Moore, Keonwoo Oh, Yifan Ping, Rebecca Leah Posner-Hess, George Roman Rubin, Alexandra Talia Rugg, Matthew Joseph Salah, Michael Anthony Selvaggio, Shayena Shah, Twan Wang Sia, Anjali Singapur, Kristina Brielle Stallvik, Sophia Hero Stills, Skylar Aborn Thoma, Bing Xin Tu, Julia Bayliss Wagner, Samantha Blair Wagner, Iris I-Ning Wang, Madeleine Claire Ward, Gene Thomas Witkowski, Jason Takashi Wong, Yunhao (Eddie) Wu, Xinrui Yang, Ariana Yett, Jihye Yoon, Andrew Zhu, Gillian Dorie New Zipursky.
Ellen Margaret Adams, Matthew Erik Anderson, Dana Beseiso, Jake Chanenson, Andi Cheng, Noah Curran Cheng, Kevin Taeyoung Choi, Veronica Angeline Chua, Lia Rose D’Alessandro, Vitor Leopoldo De Aguiar Dos Anjos, Kelly Alissa Finke, Mackenzie Ann Frost, Lizhi Guo, Micah Trivers Harkins, Aaron Samuel Hersch, Dana E. Homer, Jayna Catherine Jones, Genji Kawakita, Vinay Read Keefe, Adriana Saskia Knight, Ainsley Victoria Clark Knox, Gregory Lee, Hyun Kyung Lee, Peem Lerdputtipongporn, Ari Adler Liloia, Jasiel Eduardo Lopez Juarez, Ercong Luo, Mika Ling Maenaga, Diego A. Marcano, Zane Haskin Lowry Meyer, Susannah C. Midla, Victoria Darlene Overbeck, Ariel Marie Overdorff, Alexandria Christine Rensing, Emma Gianna Ricci-De Lucca, Jean-Baptiste Robert, Michael Anthony Selvaggio, Twan Wang Sia, Allyson Josephine Thrasher, Narine Vapuryan, Jihye Yoon, Andrew Zhu, Gillian Dorie New Zipursky.
Tau Beta Pi
Ricardo Gonzalez, Vinay Read Keefe, Zane Haskin Lowry Meyer, George Roman Rubin.
17.3 Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
Gabriel Brossy de Dios.
17.4 Awards and Prizes
The Bruce Abernethy Community Service Award was created by Bruce Abernethy ‘85 to support Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff involved in community service. Not awarded this year.
The Adams Prize is awarded each year by the Economics Department for the best paper submitted in quantitative economics. Awarded to Reed Orchinik ‘19.
The Stanley Adamson Prize in Chemistry was established in memory of Stanley D. Adamson ‘65. It is awarded each spring to a well-rounded junior majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, who, in the opinion of the department, gives the most promise of excellence and dedication in the field. Awarded to Emma Parker Miller ‘22.
The American Chemical Society Scholastic Achievement Award is given to the student whom the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry judges to have the best performance in chemistry and overall academic achievement. Awarded to Judah Raab ‘21.
The American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry is awarded annually to the student whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judges to have the best academic performance in analytical chemistry and instrumental methods. No award this year.
The American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry is awarded annually to the student whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judges to have the best academic performance in inorganic chemistry. Awarded to Omar Saleh ‘22.
The American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry is awarded annually to the student whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judges to have the best academic performance in organic chemistry. Awarded to Mika Maenaga ‘21.
The American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry is awarded to the student whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judges to have the best performance in physical chemistry. No award this year.
The American Institute of Chemists Student Honor Awards are given to students whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judge to have outstanding records in chemistry and overall academic performance. Awarded to Ariana Yett ‘21.
The Solomon Asch Award recognizes the most outstanding independent work in psychology, usually a senior course or honors thesis. Awarded to Elias Palmer Blinkoff ‘17 and Tina Olympia Zhu ‘17.
The Boyd Barnard Prize, established by Boyd T. Barnard ‘17 is awarded by the music faculty each year to a student in the junior class in recognition of musical excellence and achievement. Awarded to Reuben Gelley-Newman ‘21 and Cheyenne Valenzuela ‘21.
The James H. Batton ‘72 Award, endowed in his memory by G. Isaac Stanley ‘73 and Ava Harris Stanley ‘72, is awarded for the personal growth or career development of a minority student with financial need. Awarded to Anis Charles ‘17 and Sedinam Worlanyo ‘17.
The Paul H. Beik Prize in History is awarded each May for the best thesis or extended paper on a historical subject by a history major during the previous academic year. Awarded to Sierra Mondragón ‘21 and Samantha Wagner ‘21.
The Bobby Berman ‘05 Memorial Prize Fund was established in 2008 in his memory, by his family. It is awarded by the Physics Department to a graduating senior with a major in physics who has shown achievement, commitment, and leadership in the field. Awarded to Vinay Keef ‘21 and Edna Olvera ‘21.
The Tim Berman Memorial Award is presented annually to the senior man who best combines qualities of scholarship, athletic skill, artistic sensitivity, respect from and influence on peers, courage, and sustained commitment to excellence. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Black Alumni Prize is awarded annually to honor the sophomore or junior minority student who has shown exemplary academic performance and community service. Awarded to Maxine Annoh ‘18 and Tyrone Clay ‘18.
The Black Cultural Center Director’s Special Recognition Award is awarded for significant contributions to the Black community and campus-wide. Awarded to Allison Alcena ‘17, Bolutife Fakoya ‘17, Aaliyah Dillon ‘17, Summer Johnson ‘17, and Davis Logan ‘17.
The Black Cultural Center Highest Academic Achievement Award recognizes the minority students from the graduating class who earned one of the highest grade point averages and contributed to the larger college community. Awarded to Medgine Elie ‘17 and Xavier Lee ‘17.
The Black Cultural Center Freshman of the Year Award recognizes the First Year student(s) who have been exceptional leaders and have made significant contributions to the Swarthmore black community. Awarded to Rasheed Bryan ‘20, Brandon Ekweonu ‘20 and Coleman Powell ‘20.
The Black Cultural Center Leadership Award recognizes the graduating senior(s) who continues the legacy of Black student leadership and activism by constructively and proactively contributing to the Black Cultural Center and advocating for and acting on issues of concern to the larger campus community. Awarded to Mosea Esaias ‘17.
The Brand Blanshard Prize honors Brand Blanshard, professor of philosophy at Swarthmore from 1925 to 1945, and was established by David H. Scull ‘36. The Philosophy Department presents the award each year to the student who submits the best essay on any philosophical topic. Awarded to Sagar Rao ‘22 and Megan Wu ‘23.
The Sophie and William Bramson Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in sociology and anthropology. The prize recognizes the excellence of the senior thesis, in either the course or external examinations program as well as the excellence of the student’s entire career in the department. The Bramson Prize is given in memory of the parents of Leon Bramson, founding chairman of Swarthmore’s Sociology and Anthropology Department. Awarded to Ariana Yett ‘21.
The Heinrich W. Brinkmann Mathematics Prize honors Heinrich Brinkmann, professor of mathematics from 1933 to 1969, and was established by his students in 1978 in honor of his 80th birthday. Awards are presented annually by the Mathematics and Statistics Department to the student or students who have demonstrated dedication to the field and to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Awarded to Kevin Choi ‘21, Alexander Galarraga ‘21 and Xinrui Yang ‘21.
The William J. Carter ‘47 Grant is funded by the William J. Carter ‘47 Religious Harmony Fund, administered by the Religion Department, and supports a student summer research project or internship in keeping with William J. Carter’s goal of “encouraging and promoting understanding, harmony, and respect among the various religions of the world.” Awarded to Alicia Liu ‘24.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Junior Service Award is given each year to the student who has provided the department with the greatest service during the preceding academic year. Awarded to Joe Scott ‘22.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Senior Service Award is given each year to the student who has provided the department with the greatest service during the preceding academic year. Awarded to Hyun Kyung Lee ‘21.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Sophomore Service Award (formerly American Chemical Society/POLYED Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry) is awarded annually to a sophomore whom the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department judges to have the best academic performance in the sophomore year sequence of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Awarded to Sam Winickoff ‘23.
The Susan P. Cobbs Scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding student(s) of classics in the senior class. It was made possible by a bequest of Susan P. Cobbs, who was dean and professor of classics until 1969, and by additional funds given in her memory. Awarded to Rebecca Sanders ‘21.
The Sarah Kaighn Cooper Scholarship, founded by Sallie K. Johnson in memory of her grandmothers, Sarah Kaighn and Sarah Cooper, is awarded to the member of the junior class who is judged by the faculty to have had the best record for scholarship, character, and influence since entering the College. Awarded to Chanoot Sirisoponsilp ‘19.
The CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award is awarded annually by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department to the first-year student(s) who achieves the highest performance in the first-year chemistry curriculum. Awarded to Samuel Winickoff ‘23.
The Alice L. Crossley Prize in Asian studies is awarded annually by the Asian Studies Committee to the student or students who submit the best essays on any topic in Asian studies. First prize for theses awarded to Leren Gao ‘21 and Tiffany Wang ‘21. Best Individual Paper awarded to Cyndi Lai ‘21, Nicole Liu ‘21, and Shaoni White ‘22. Honorable mention to Pei Yi Mei ‘21 and Yifan Ping ‘21.
The Dunn Trophy was established in 1962 by a group of alumni to honor the late Robert H. Dunn, a Swarthmore coach for more than 40 years. It is presented annually to the sophomore male who has contributed the most to the intercollegiate athletics program. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Robert S. DuPlessis Prize is awarded each May to a student for the best senior comprehensive research paper on a historical subject by a history major in the previous year. Awarded to Houyi He ‘21.
The Maurice G. Eldridge ‘61 Community Service Award is awarded to a graduating Senior that has served the Black Cultural Center Community, as well as the Swarthmore Community-at-large with a commitment to academic excellence linked to socially responsible and civic engagement. Awarded to Patrick Houston ‘17.
The William C. Elmore Prize is given in recognition of distinguished academic work. It is awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in physics, astrophysics, or astronomy. Awarded to Matiwos Mebratu ‘21.
The Lew Elverson Award is given in honor of Lew Elverson, who was a professor of physical education for men from 1937 to 1978. The award is presented annually to the junior or senior man who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to excellence and achieved the highest degree of excellence in his sport. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Flack Achievement Award, established by Jim and Hertha Flack in 1985, is given to a deserving student who, during his or her first two years at the College, has demonstrated leadership potential and a good record of achievement in both academic and extracurricular activities.
The Renee Gaddie Award. In memory of Renee Gaddie ‘93, this award is given by the music faculty to a member of the Swarthmore College Gospel Choir who is studying voice through the Music Department (MUSI 048: Individual Instruction) program. The award subsidizes the entire cost of voice lessons for that semester. Not awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Dorothy Ditter Gondos Award was bequeathed by Victor Gondos Jr. in honor of his wife, Class of 1930. It is given by a faculty committee to a student of Swarthmore College who submits the best paper on the subject dealing with a literature of a foreign language. The prize is awarded in the spring semester. Preference is given to essays based on works read in the original language. The prize is awarded under the direction of the Literature Committee. First Prize awarded to Laura Hirai ‘22, Second Prize awarded to Kirhit Minhas ‘24.
The John Russell Hayes Poetry Prizes are offered for the best original poem or for a translation from any language. Awarded to Reuben Gelley Newman ‘21, Rachel Lapides ‘22, Devyani Mahajan ‘23, and Ryan Oet ‘24.
The Eleanor Kay Hess Award is given in honor of “Pete” Hess, whose 33 years of service to Swarthmore College and Swarthmore students were exemplified by her love of athletics, leadership, hard work, fairness, and objectivity. This award is given to the sophomore woman who best demonstrates those qualities and has earned the respect and affection of her peers for her scholarship and dedication through athletics. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Philip M. Hicks Prizes are endowed by friends of Philip M. Hicks, former professor of English and chairman of the English Literature Department. They are awarded to the students who submit the best critical essays on any topic in the field of literature. Awarded to Eva Baron ‘22, Kadiata Diallo ‘21 (honorable mention), and Nicole Liu ‘21.
The Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion was donated by Eleanor S. Clarke, Class of 1918, and named in honor of Jesse Holmes, a professor of history of religion and philosophy at Swarthmore from 1899 to 1934. It is awarded by the Religion Department to the student(s) who submits the best essay on any topic in the field of religion. Awarded to Charles Cole ‘21 and Jamail Khan ‘21.
The Gladys Irish Award is presented to the senior woman who has best combined devotion to excellence in athletic performance with qualities of strong leadership and the pure enjoyment of sports activities at Swarthmore. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Chuck James Literary Prize is awarded to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the literary life of the black community.
The Michael H. Keene Award, endowed by the family and friends of this member of the Class of 1985, is awarded by the dean to a worthy student to honor the memory of Michael’s personal courage and high ideals. It carries a cash stipend. Awarded in confidence to a worthy member of the graduating class.
The Naomi Kies Award is given in her memory by her classmates and friends to a student who has worked long and hard in community service outside the academic setting, alleviating discrimination or suffering, promoting a democratic and egalitarian society, or resolving social and political conflict. It carries a cash stipend.
The Kwink Trophy, first awarded in 1951 by the campus managerial organization known as the Society of Kwink, is presented by the faculty of the Physical Education and Athletics Department to the senior man who best exemplifies the society’s five principles: service, spirit, scholarship, society, and sportsmanship. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Lang Award was established by Eugene M. Lang ‘38. It is given by the faculty to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment. Awarded to Kelly Alissa Finke ‘21 and Matthew Joseph Salah ‘21.
The Leo M. Leva Memorial Prize was established by his family and friends and is awarded by the Biology Department to a graduating senior in biology whose work in the field shows unusual promise. Awarded in May 2021 to Andi Cheng ‘21, Noah Cheng ‘21, Veronica Chua ‘21, Lia D’Alessandro ‘21, Vitor Dos Anjos ‘21, Kelly Finke ‘21, Dana Homer ‘21, Twan Sia ‘21, and Tiara Tillis ‘21.
The Tri-Co Linguistics Department Outstanding Thesis Awards were established in 1989 by contributions from alumni interested in linguistics. Awards are presented annually to the students who, in the opinion of the program in linguistics, submit the best senior thesis. Awarded in May 2021 to Mary Emma Hignite ‘21 (Bryn Mawr College), Momoka Keicho ‘21 (Swarthmore College), and Megan Tedford ‘21 (Haverford College).
The McCabe Engineering Award, founded by Thomas B. McCabe, Class of 1915, is presented each year to the outstanding engineering student in the senior class. A committee of the Engineering Department faculty chooses the recipient. Awarded to Zane Meyer ‘21.
The Morris Monsky Prize in Mathematics was established by a gift from the children of Morris Monsky, who fell in love with mathematics at Boys’ High and at Columbia University and maintained the passion all his life. This prize in his memory is awarded to first-year students who have demonstrated outstanding promise and enthusiasm. Awarded to Adithi Attada ‘24, Zoe Markman ‘24, Lydia Masis ‘24 and Emilie Rivkin ‘24.
The Kathryn L. Morgan Award was established in 1991 in honor of late Professor of History, Kathryn L. Morgan. The award recognizes the contributions of members of the African American community at the College to the intellectual and social well-being of African American students. The Morgan fund also supports acquisitions for the Black Cultural Center Library. The fund is administered by the Dean’s Office and the Black Cultural Center in consultation with alumni. Awarded to Donny Thomas.
The Lois Morrell Poetry Award, given by her parents in memory of Lois Morrell ‘46, goes to the student who has submitted the best original poem in the annual competition for this award. The fund also supports campus readings by visiting poets. Awarded to Anoushka Narendra ‘24.
The Morrell-Potter Summer Stipend in Creative Writing, intended to enable a summer’s writing project, is awarded by the English Literature Department to a poet or fiction writer of exceptional promise in the spring of the junior year. Awarded to Carolyn Cheng ‘22 and Rachel Lapides ‘22.
The Music 48 Special Awards (Freeman Scholars). Endowed by Boyd T. Barnard, Class of 1917, and Ruth Cross Barnard, Class of 1919, and named for James D. Freeman, professor emeritus of music, grants are given by the music faculty to students who show unusual promise as instrumentalists or vocalists. Awarded to Matthew Anderson ‘21; Shelby Billups ‘20; Omar Camps-Kamrin ‘20; Eleanor Naiman ‘20; Sumi Onoe ‘21; Herbie Rand ‘21; Shira Samuels-Shragg ‘20; .
The A. Edward Newton Library Prize, endowed by A. Edward Newton, to make permanent the Library Prize first established by W.W. Thayer, is awarded annually by the Committee of Award to the undergraduate who shows the best and most intelligently chosen collection of books upon any subject. Particular emphasis is laid not merely upon the size of the collection but also on the skill with which the books are selected and upon the owner’s knowledge of their subject matter. Awarded to Grant Brown ‘21, Keton Kakkar ‘20, and Therese Ton ‘19.
The Oak and Ivy Award is given by the faculty to students in the graduating class who are outstanding in scholarship, contributions to community, and leadership. Awarded to Sierra Rebecca Mondragón ‘21, Yifan Ping ‘21, and Shayena Shah ‘21.
The Pan American Award is administered by Latin American and Latino Studies. Not awarded this year.
The May E. Parry Memorial Award, donated by the Class of 1925 of which she was a member, is presented by the Physical Education and Athletics Department faculty to the senior woman who has made a valuable contribution to the College by her loyalty, sportsmanship, and skill in athletics. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Drew Pearson Prize is awarded by the dean on the recommendation of the editors of The Phoenix, The Daily Gazette and Voices, and the senior producers of War News Radio at the end of each staff term to a member of those respective organizations for excellence in journalism. The prize was established by the directors of The Drew Pearson Foundation in memory of Drew Pearson, Class of 1919. It carries cash stipends.
The John W. Perdue Memorial Prize, established in 1969 in memory of an engineering student of the Class of 1969, is awarded by the Engineering Department to the outstanding student entering the junior class with a major in engineering. Awarded to Amra Mendoza ‘23.
The William Plumer Potter Public Speaking Fund and Prize in Fiction was established in 1927. It provides funds for the collection of recorded literature and sponsors awards for the best student short stories. The fund is also a major source of funds for campus appearances by poets and writers. Awarded to Omene Addeh ‘21, Amal Haddad ‘22, and Hannah Watkins ‘21.
The Snyder-Potter Summer Stipend in Literary Criticism supports students in summer learning experiences related to their course-work in the English major. These experiences may involve independent research projects or work with faculty on research of mutual interest. Not awarded in 2020-21.
The Ernie Prudente Sportsmanship Award is given in honor of Ernie Prudente, a coach and professor at Swarthmore College for 27 years, to the male and female athletes that, through their participation, have demonstrated the characteristic exemplified by Ernie: sportsmanship, love of the sport, and respect for their teammates. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Dinny Rath Award is administered by the Athletics Department and is given to a senior woman who demonstrates the highest degree of achievement, commitment to intercollegiate athletics, high regard for fair play, and awareness of the positive values of competition. Not awarded in 2019-20 due to COVID-19.
The Jeanette Streit Rohatyn ‘46 Fund is used to grant the “Baudelaire Award” to a Swarthmore student(s) considering a major or a minor in French, and use the award, which is granted on the recommendation of the program director, to travel in metropolitan France. Awarded to Samuel H. Leonard ‘20 and Christian L. Precise ‘21.
The Gil Rose Prize, endowed by John Marincola ‘76 in honor of Gilbert P. Rose, Susan Lippincott Professor Emeritus of Modern and Classical Languages, is awarded to a senior student of Latin and/or Greek, who, in the judgment of the department faculty, displays deep knowledge of the ancient language(s) and whose written work is both rigorous and imaginative. Awarded to Rebecca Posner-Hess ‘21.
The Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence is awarded to the student majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry whom the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry judges to have the strongest performance in biochemistry. Awarded to Linda Yingqi Lin ‘20.
Judith Polgar Ruchkin Prize Essay is an award for a paper on politics or public policy written during the junior or senior year. The paper may be for a course, a seminar, or an independent project, including a thesis. The paper is nominated by a faculty member and judged by a committee of the Political Science Department to be of outstanding merit based on originality, power of analysis and written exposition, and depth of understanding of goals as well as technique. Awarded to Will Bein ‘21.
The Robert Savage Image Award recognizes outstanding biological images taken by Swarthmore biology students. The award is supported by the Robert Savage Fund which was established by students and colleagues to honor Professor Robert E. Savage, the first professor of Cell Biology at Swarthmore College. Awarded to Jiaxian Xu ‘22, Colin Perkins-Taylor ‘20, Ryan Stanton ‘20 and Calvin Chan ‘20.
The Frank Solomon Jr. Student Art Purchase Fund permits the Art and Art History Department to purchase outstanding student art from the senior major exhibitions. Awarded to Yixuan “Maisie” Luo ‘19 and Anna Marfleet ‘19.
The Hally Jo Stein Award, endowed in her memory by her brother Craig Edward Stein ‘78, is given to an outstanding student who the dance faculty believes best exemplifies Hally Jo’s dedication to the ideals of dance. It carries a cash stipend. Awarded to Louisa Carman ‘21 and Lia D’Alessandro ‘21.
The Karen Dvonch Steinmetz ‘76 Memorial Prize, endowed in her memory by many friends and family, is awarded annually to a Swarthmore medical school applicant who demonstrates a special compassion for others. Awarded to Elizabeth Erler ‘20, Susan Gonzalez ‘19, and Sarah Solomon ‘19.
The Peter Gram Swing Prize is awarded by the music faculty to an outstanding student whose plans for graduate study in music indicate special promise and need. The endowment for the prize was established in the name of Ruth Cross Barnard, Class of 1919. Awarded to Shira Samuels-Shragg ‘20.
The Melvin B. Troy Prize in Music and Dance was established by the family and friends of Melvin B. Troy ‘48. Each year, it is given by the Music and Dance Department to a student with the best, most insightful paper in music or dance or composition or choreography. This award carries a cash stipend. Awarded to Meena Chen ‘21 and Zoe Jannuzi ‘22 (Dance); Omar Camps-Kamrin ‘20 and Clay Conley ‘20 (Music).
The Albert Vollmecke Engineering Service Award was established in 1990 in memory of Albert Vollmecke, father of Therese Vollmecke ‘77. The Vollmecke Prize is awarded for service to the student engineering community. The Engineering Department administers the fund. Awarded to Emma Gianna Ricci-De Lucca ‘21.
The Eugene Weber Memorial Fund was established in honor of the late Eugene Weber, professor of German. The Weber Fund supports study abroad by students of German language and literature. Awarded to Shantal Garcia ‘20.
The Jerome H. Wood Memorial Excellence and Leadership Award was created in 1997 in honor of the late Professor Jerry Wood and is awarded annually. Awarded to Chinyere Odim ‘17.
17.5 Faculty Award
The Flack Faculty Award is given for excellence in teaching and promise in scholarly activity by a member of the Swarthmore faculty to help meet the expenses of a full year of leave devoted to research and self-improvement. This award acknowledges the particularly strong link that exists at Swarthmore between teaching and original scholarly work. The president gives the award based upon the recommendation of the provost and the candidate’s academic department. This award is made possible by an endowment established by James M. Flack and Hertha Eisenmenger Flack ‘38.
The Abbott Family Summer Opportunity Fund was established in 2016 by Janet G. Abbott ‘66 in honor of her 50th reunion. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting the study of a currently spoken foreign language during the summer months. Awarded to Adam Boxer ‘22, Benjamin Winckler-Olick ‘23, and Robert Zigmund ‘22.
The Stanley Adamson Summer Internship for Research in Chemistry is endowed in memory of Stanley D. Adamson ‘65 by his parents, June and George Adamson. It provides funding for the summer research of a well-rounded rising student who, in the opinion of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, gives great promise of excellence and dedication in the field. Not awardeed this year.
The Altman Summer Grant was created by Shingmei Poon Altman ‘76 in memory of her husband, Jonathan Leigh Altman ‘74. It is awarded by the Art Department to a junior who has strong interest and potential in art. It provides support for purposeful work during the summer between junior and senior year. Awarded to Inna Kimbrough ‘21, Yanyi Liu ‘22, Eva Low ‘22, and Tristan Walker-Andrews ‘22.
John W. Anderson ‘50 Memorial Internship was created by his wife, Janet Ball Anderson ‘51. The Anderson internship supports students teaching science to disadvantaged children, with preference for students interested in working with children in grades K-12. Not awarded this year.
The Lotte Lazarsfeld Bailyn ‘51 Research Endowment established by Bernard Bailyn in 2005, in honor of his wife, the T. Wilson Professor of Management, emerita, at MIT. The fund supports a student summer research fellowship for a rising junior or senior woman majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering who intends to go into graduate studies in one or more of these fields. Awarded to Eva Karolczak ‘22 and Celia Parts ‘22.
The David Baltimore/Broad Foundation Endowment was established in 2007 by a grant from the Broad Foundation at the request of David Baltimore ‘60. This fellowship is awarded to a student doing summer research in the natural sciences or engineering with a preference given to a student engaging in mentored off-campus laboratory research and with letters of support from an on-campus faculty mentor. Awarded to Yi Fei Cheng ‘22, Bailey Jones ‘22, Daria Syskine ‘22, Zhichun Zhang ‘22, Sara Asgari ‘23, Elena Lee ‘23, and Deven Ayambem ‘24.
The Monroe C. Beardsley Research Fellowship and Internship Fund was established in 2004 to support students in the humanities by providing grants to encourage and facilitate research, original scholarship, and professional development in the areas of art, classics (literature), English literature, modern languages and literature, music and dance, philosophy, religion, and theater. Named after renowned contemporary philosopher Monroe C. Beardsley, a professor of philosophy at Swarthmore for more than 20 years, the fund is administered by the Division of the Humanities and the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Mrinali Taskar ‘22, Nya Kuziwa ‘22, Jamelah Lahoud ‘23, Anna Larson ‘23, Jacob Rothman ‘23, Harrison Saunders ‘24, and Jinny Yoon ‘24.
The Believe Endowed Social Action Award was established in 2006 to enable students to spend the summer in a developing country working on a global social action project. The Mission of the Believe Award is “To support inspired global citizens who believe in the reality of a better world, and who believe that the key to peace and progress in the world is to develop personal connections in other cultures through social action and direct community engagement.” The Believe award is administered through the Lang Center for Social Responsibility. Awarded to Juliette Narame ‘21.
The Leo and Dorothy Braudy Fund was established in 2019 by Leo ‘63 H’16 and Dorothy Braudy. The fund supports students who are the first generation in their family to attend college or are independent students to travel abroad for the first time or do research at a scholarly archive. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s Office. Not awarded this year.
The William Carter ‘47 Religious Harmony Fund was established in 2011. The fund’s purpose is to encourage and promote understanding, harmony and respect among the various religions of the world. Awared to Alicia Liu ‘24.
The Cilento Family Community Service Internship was established in 2002 by Alexander Cilento ‘71 to support Swarthmore College students who carry out community service projects that benefit low-income families in the area. The Swarthmore Foundation administers the fund. Not awarded this year.
The Cilento Family Information Technology Fund was established in 2002 by Alexander P. Cilento ‘71 as an expression of gratitude and appreciation for the Engineering Department at Swarthmore College. The fund supports teaching innovations in information science, with preference for computer science, engineering, and related disciplines. The fund is administered by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Alexander Lehner ‘22, Amra Mendoza ‘23, and Ann Sinclair ‘23.
The Class of 1961 Fund for the Arts and Social Change was established by the Class of 1961 in honor of its 50th Reunion. This fund provides a Summer Social Action Award to one or more students each summer with a preference for projects in which the arts and social change are joined. This reflects the distinctive interests of the Class of 1961 in the art, theater, music and dance of their time and their commitment to making a difference in the world. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Summer Social Action Awards are granted to students on a competitive basis so that they may spend a summer engaging meaningfully with non-profit organizations, grass-roots advocacy groups, or public service agencies. Awarded to Amalia Gelpi ‘20, Max Gruber ‘20, and Zaina Dana ‘21.
The Class of 1962 Student Summer Fellowship was established in 2012 by contributions from class members, on the occasion of their 50th Reunion celebration. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for students by supporting work, study or research during the summer. Awarded to Dohyun Lee ‘22, Yerin Chang ‘23, and Patrick Li ‘23.
The Class of 1968 President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship was established in 2018 by members of the Class of 1968 in recognition of their 50th reunion. The fund is intended to provide support for at least one President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship annually. The recipient(s) are chosen by a committee consisting of representatives from the President’s Office, the Office of Sustainability, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the Environmental Studies Program.
The Susan P. Cobbs Prize Fellowship is awarded to one or more students to assist them in the study of Latin or Greek or with travel for educational purposes in Italy or Greece. It was made possible by gifts from alumni, managers, faculty members, and friends made in memory of Susan P. Cobbs, who was dean and professor of classics until 1969. Awarded to Jewoo Chang ‘22 and Cynthia Ruimin Shi ‘22.
The Hilde Cohn Student Fellowship Endowment was established in 2007 by Walter H. Clark, Jr. ‘54 to honor a former faculty member who conveyed to her students her love of the German language and literature. The fund shall be used to support students participating in academic study, internships, and research fellowships in German-speaking countries or in immersive German language programs. It will be administered by the German section of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department. Awarded to Pauline McMurry ‘20, Tobias Philip ‘20, Grayson Mick ‘21, Lanson Tang ‘19, and Cyndi Lai ‘21.
The Joel Dean Fellowships were established in 1982 and are supported by gifts from the Joel Dean Foundation. These fellowships are awarded for summer research in the social sciences. Awarded to Ethan Bergmann ‘22, Egor Cherniuk ‘22, Colin Donahue ‘22, Yiying Jiang ‘22, Gidon Kaminer ‘22, Martin Rakowszczyk ‘22, Emma Klein ‘23, Jonathan Lehr ‘23, Samantha Gutierrez ‘24, and Dana Nigrin ‘24.
The Deborah A. DeMott ‘70 Student Research and Internship Fund was established by Deborah A. DeMott ‘70 in 2004. The fund is awarded to students following their second or third years on the recommendation of the Provost’s Office in conjunction with an advisory panel of faculty. The recommendation is based on the caliber and potential of the student project proposals. Awarded to Sarah Daniels ‘22 and Rebecca Putnam ‘24.
The Denison Fund for Summer Scholars was established anonymously in 2019. This fund supports one scholar annually, to be named the Denison scholar, taking part in the Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program (S3P). This fund, which supports the Swarthmore Summer Scholarship Program Budget, is administered by the Provost’s Office.
The Economic Justice Internship Endowment was established in 2017 by Taras Kihiczak ‘86 and Kristen Boling, who have a deep interest in addressing issues related to income inequality, and is intended to provide enriching summer research fellowships and/or internships for Swarthmore students in the Social Sciences Division. Preference shall be given to students conducting projects which are related to political or economic inequality. Recipients will be awarded by the academic division and administered by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Han Chen ‘22, Bess Markel ‘22, and Daniel Pantini ‘22.
The Robert W. Edgar Endowed Fund for Internships was created in 2013 by contributions from Robin M. Shapiro. The fund, named for the late Bob Edgar, who represented the Seventh District, including Swarthmore, in the United States House of Representatives, is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work experience in any field during the summer months, with preference given to those whose internship opportunities stem from previously held externships. Two fellowships will be administered by the Career Services Office each summer.
The Robert Enders Field Biology Award was established by his friends and former students to honor Dr. Robert K. Enders, a member of the College faculty from 1932 to 1970. It is awarded to support the essential costs of both naturalistic and experimental biological studies in a natural environment. The Biology Department gives the field research award annually to Swarthmore students showing great promise in biological field research. Awarded to Mia Kwan ‘22, Zoha Ashraf ‘24, Anastasia Erley ‘24, and Natalie Fraser ‘24.
The Anne and Alexander Faber International Travel Fund was established by family and friends in honor of Anne Faber and in memory of Alexander L. Faber, parents of three Swarthmore graduates. It provides grants for travel outside the United States and Canada for students majoring in the humanities. Not awarded this year.
The Haskin Fernald Student Summer Fellowship was established in 2007 by Guy Haskin Fernald ‘94 and Lia Haskin Fernald ‘94 and is intended to broaden and enrich the experience of a student by supporting a work or study experience dealing with public health issues of global significance, within a public or non-profit setting, in a lower or middle-income country. A student who has identified an opportunity to do research or volunteer work abroad can submit a proposal for support for travel and/or living expenses. Not awarded this year.
The David E. Fisher ‘79-Arthur S. Gabinet ‘79 Summer Internship for Biological Sciences and Public Service was established by Andrew H. Schwartz ‘79 and his wife, Dagmar Schwartz, to honor Andy’s friends and classmates, David E. Fisher ‘79 and Arthur S. Gabinet ‘79, and supports students working in life sciences or public service who exemplify Fisher’s and Gabinet’s values, pursuing studies out of love of learning and devotion to the improvement of the human condition. Awarded to Bereketab Abeje ‘23.
The Dorothy Ditter Gondos Summer Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature is chosen by the Program in Comparative Literature to support a fellowship for summer research in Comparative Literature. The fellowship may be used for research undertaken in the US or abroad, and preference will be given to juniors who will be preparing to write a comparative literature thesis in their senior year. Awarded to Sagan Costello ‘22 and Veronica Yabloko ‘22.
The Carl Grossman Summer Opportunity Fund was established in 2018 by Eunice Cheung ‘93. This fund honors Carl H. Grossman, who taught in the physics department from 1990 to 2015 and served as a trusted mentor to many of his students. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in physics during the summer months. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Matthew Cerep ‘22, Gwendolyn Rak ‘22, Elizabeth Brown ‘23, and Shouzhuo Yang ‘23.
The Hannay Chemistry Fund was established by a gift from the General Signal Corp. in honor of N. Bruce Hannay ‘42. The fund will provide support for a student’s summer research in chemistry. Bruce Hannay was a research chemist with Bell Laboratories and received an honorary doctor of science degree from Swarthmore in 1979. Awarded to Charlotte Pohl ‘22, Omar Saleh ‘22, Sophie Engels ‘23, Chayanne Petit ‘23, Rory Schmidt ‘23, and Sara Yun ‘23.
The Judith Rich Harris Research Award will provide mentored summer research experience to students working on senior thesis projects or planning to pursue graduate studies in psychology, neuroscience, or related fields, including but not limited to summer research opportunities, conference travel, and the like, at Swarthmore College in accordance with College policies and procedures. Awarded to Chloe Savage ‘22.
The Hay-Urban Prize in Religion is named in honor of Stephen N. Hay ‘51 and P. Linwood Urban, professor emeritus of religion. Thanks to a generous gift from Stephen Hay ‘51, and funds given in honor of Professor Urban’s distinguished service as a Religion Department faculty member, the Hay-Urban Prize assists in supporting one student internship, summer study, or research in the area of religion studies. Awarded to Ibrahem Hassouna ‘23.
The Samuel L. Hayes III Award. Established in 1991 through the generosity of members of Swarthmore Alumni in Finance, the Hayes Award honors the contributions made by Samuel L. Hayes III ‘57, former member of the Board of Managers and the Jacob Schiff Professor of Business at the Harvard Business School. The Economics Department administers the award, which provides support for student summer research in economics. Awarded to Qianyi Cao ‘22, Jacqueline Acunto ‘23, Jay Leeds ‘23, and Sijia Wei ‘23.
The Hopkins International Public Policy Internship Endowment was established in 2005 to support students interested in policy issues of global significance, working within a public or non-profit organization. Such issues may be addressed within the U.S. or abroad, with a strong preference for experience internships overseas. The internship is available for two to six months–anytime of the year, including summers. It shall be administered by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Guy Berreby ‘23 and Henry Lei ‘23.
The William L. Huganir Summer Research Endowment is awarded each spring by the chairs of the Social Science Division based on the academic interests of a student or students who wish to pursue summer research on global population issues. Awarded to Nicole Daly ‘23, and Cynthia Shi ‘23.
The Richard M. Hurd ‘48 Engineering Research Endowment was created in 2000 in memory of distinguished alumnus and former member of the Board of Managers Richard M. Hurd ‘48. The fund supports students interested in pursuing engineering research during the summer. Awarded to Julio Del Cid ‘23 and Eleanor Van Rheenen ‘24.
The Connie Hungerford and Hans Oberdiek Student Summer Fellowship was established in 2017 through the generosity of Jeffrey ‘75 and Marge Pearlman ‘48 Scheuer and Adrienne Asch ‘69 (posthumously) in honor of Connie’s and Hans’s innumerable contributions to the humanities at Swarthmore. This fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in the humanities during the summer months. The Fellowship is administered by the Provost’s Office, and awards are made in consultation with faculty. Awarded to Susannah Broun ‘22 and Hannah Sobel ‘22.
The Interdisciplinary Biology Fellowship, established in 2014, is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting on- or off-campus summer research in Biology, with a primary focus on supporting students performing interdisciplinary work that integrates subjects or research methods from biology with those of other natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities. The fund will also make grants available for expenses related to off-campus travel associated with the student’s research project. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Biology Department and the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Johanna Schubert ‘23.
The Islamic Studies Summer Fellowship was established in 2015 by Inger Larsen ‘88 and is intended to provide enriching summer research fellowships and/or internships for Swarthmore students in the area of Islamic Studies. These fellowships are administered by the Provost’s Office in consultation with the Islamic Studies Program Coordinator. Not awarded this year.
The Janney Fellowship, established through the bequest of Anna Janney DeArmond ‘32, is named in honor of the donor’s grandmother, Anna Canby Smyth Janney, the donor’s mother, Emily Janney DeArmond (1904), and the donor’s aunt, Mary Janney Coxe (1906). It is awarded each year to a woman graduate of the College, preferably a member of the Religious Society of Friends, to assist graduate study in the humanities in this country or elsewhere. This renewable fellowship is awarded annually by the faculty to seniors or graduates of the College for the pursuit of advanced work on the basis of scholarship, character and need. Applications must be submitted by April 20. Awarded to Anita Castillo-Halvorssen ‘15, Camila Ryder ‘13 and Lucille Whitacre ‘14.
The Japanese Summer Language Fellowship provides opportunities for students to study at intensive summer language programs recommended by the Japanese Studies Department. Awarded to Clio Hamilton ‘22.
The Giles K. ‘72 and Barbara Guss Kemp Student Fellowship Endowment was established by Giles and Barbara Kemp in 2005 to support student internships and research projects with a preference for students whose fellowship experience will be abroad. Awarded to Evan McNall ‘22, Camille Brix ‘23, and Bhaavana Oruganty ‘23.
The Kaori Kitao Humanities Research Fellowship. Kaori Kitao, Professor Emerita in Art History, established this research fellowship in 2013 in celebration of her 80th birthday. The fund supports students in the humanities by providing grants to encourage and facilitate historical research, original scholarship, and professional development, with a preference for Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, and Performing Arts. The fund is administered by the Division of the Humanities and the Provost’s Office. Not awarded this year.
Howard G. Kurtz, Jr. and Harriet B. Kurtz Memorial Fund was established to honor their lifelong dedication to ensuring a world at peace through the systematic prevention of war including the use of outer space technologies to assist in the design and implementation of war prevention systems. Not awarded this year.
The Olga Lamkert Memorial Fund is income from a fund established in 1979 by students of Olga Lamkert, professor of Russian at Swarthmore College from 1949 to 1956. It is available to students with demonstrated financial need who wish to attend a Russian summer school program in this country or summer or semester programs in Russia. Awards based on merit and financial need will be made on the recommendation of the Russian section of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.
The Olga Lamkert Endowed Student Opportunity Fund was established in 2017 by Jane Moody Picker ‘57 and Sidney Picker Jr. in memory of Olga Lamkert. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, travel, research and/or internships in the study of Russia, including, but not limited to, language, literature, history, politics, or culture of Russia. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s office, in consultation with the faculty of the Russian program. Awarded to Matthew Koucky ‘22 and Ash Shukla ‘22.
The Landis Community Service Fund was established in 1991 by James Hormel and other friends of Kendall Landis ‘48 in support of his 18 years of service to the College. The fund provides grants for students (including graduating seniors) to conduct service and social change projects in the city of Chester. Not awarded this year.
The Lande Research Fund was established in 1992 through a gift by S. Theodore Lande to provide support for student research in field biology both on and off campus. Grants are awarded at the direction of the provost and the chair of the Biology Department. Awarded to Amy-Ann Edziah ‘22, Moey Rojas ‘22, and Chelsea Semper ‘22.
The Eugene M. Lang Summer Initiative Awards are made each spring to several students who are selected by the provost in consultation with the appropriate division heads to support faculty-student research, independent student research, and student social service activity specifically related to research objectives and tied to the curriculum, under the supervision of faculty members. Awarded to Abigail Irene Bautista ‘22, Kali Blain ‘22, WonJoon Choi ‘22, Jino Chough ‘22, Maxwell Gong ‘22, Grace Griego ‘22, Laura Hirai ‘22, Eva Logan ‘22, Aidan McKay ‘22, Simon Moore ‘22, Vir Shetty ‘22, Horace Shew ‘22, Max Sundgren ‘22, Satyaa Suresh ‘22, Helen Tumolo ‘22, Jacob Weitzner ‘22, Aleah Wilson ‘22, Yifan Yan ‘22, Rubing Zhang ‘22, Cassel ‘23, Gabrielle Cosey ‘23, Molly Erdman ‘23, Sherry Huang ‘23, Daniela Kim ‘23, Moe Htet Kyaw ‘23, Devyani Mahajan ‘23, Adria Retter ‘23, Satchel Tsai ‘23, and Jackie Le ‘24.
The Genevieve Ching-wen Lee ‘96 Memorial Fund was established in her memory by family and friends and recognizes the importance of mutual understanding and respect among the growing number of ethnic groups in our society. The fund supports an annual lecture by a prominent scholar of Asian American studies and/or an annual award to two students to assist in projects pertaining to Asian American studies. Awarded to Dorothy-Rui Corrigan ‘23.
The Hannah A. Leedom Fellowship was founded by the bequest of Hannah A. Leedom. This award is granted on recommendation of the Committee on Fellowships and Prizes for a proposed program of advanced study that has the approval of the faculty. Applications must be submitted by April 20. Awarded to Leanna Browne ‘15, Julia Melin ‘13, Zachary Postone ‘11, Alan Smith ‘05 and Harrison Tasoff ‘14.
The Lenfest Student Fellowship Endowment was established in 2008 by Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The fund shall be used to support student participation in research fellowships, internships, and other summer opportunities, and selection will be made by the Provost’s Office and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Awarded to Marion Carr ‘22, Shane Jung ‘22, and Joshua Vandervelde ‘23.
The Joshua Lippincott Fellowship was founded by Howard W. Lippincott, of the Class of 1875, in memory of his father. This award is granted on recommendation of the Committee on Fellowships and Prizes for a proposed program of advanced study that has the approval of the faculty. Awarded to Efua Kumea Asibon ‘16, Matthew Armstead ‘08, Griffin Dowdy ‘13, Aaron Austin Jackson ‘16, Katia Lom ‘06, Laura Michelle Thompson-Martin ‘16, Nicole Lakesha Walker ‘16.
The John Lockwood Memorial Fellowship, founded by the bequest of Lydia A. Lockwood, New York, in memory of her brother, John Lockwood. In honor of the wishes of the donor the fellowship will be granted preferentially to members of the Society of Friends, but is open to all candidates.
The Joanna Rudge Long ‘56 Conflict Resolution Endowment was created in 1996 in celebration of the donor’s 40th reunion. The stipend is awarded to a student whose meritorious proposal for a summer research project or internship relates to the acquisition of skills by elementary school or younger children for the peaceful resolution of conflict. Not awarded this year.
The Carol Finneburgh Lorber Fellowship in Environmental Studies was established in 2017 by the Swarthmore College Board of Managers in memory of Carol Finneburgh Lorber ‘63, who held a passionate interest in the environment and supported numerous environmental organizations. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in Environmental Studies during the summer months. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s Office in consultation with the department of Environmental Studies. Awarded to Eva Krueger ‘24.
The Julia and Frank L. Lyman ‘43 Student Summer Research Stipend was created in February 2000. It is awarded each spring by the provost upon receiving recommendations from members of the faculty involved with peace and conflict studies. Awarded to Sokeyra Francisco ‘22 and Posel ‘22.
The Penelope Mason ‘57 Memorial Fund was established to support student and faculty projects in Asian Studies. Students may apply for support for summer research projects in Asian Studies, as well as intensive summer language study in Asian languages contributing to the student’s continuing course of studies, including but not limited to Asian Studies majors. Awarded to Jinwook Lee ‘22.
The Thomas B. McCabe Jr. and Yvonne Motley McCabe Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship, awarded annually to graduates of the College, provides a grant toward an initial year of study at the Harvard Business School, or at other business schools as follows: the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, or Stanford University. The McCabe Fellowship is renewable for a second year on the same program. Yvonne and Thomas B. McCabe Jr. lived in Cambridge, Mass., for a time, and he received an M.B.A. from Harvard and was a visiting lecturer there. In selecting the recipient, the Committee on Fellowships and Prizes follows the standards that determine the McCabe Achievement Awards, giving special consideration to applicants who have demonstrated superior qualities of leadership. Young alumni and graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Awarded to Michael Giannangeli ‘12, Gary Herzberg ‘10 and Ann Murray ‘11.
The Norman Meinkoth Field Biology Award was established by his friends and former students to honor Dr. Norman A. Meinkoth, a member of the College faculty from 1947 to 1978. It is awarded to support the essential costs of the study of both naturalistic and experimental biological studies in a natural environment. The intent of this fund is to facilitate the joint participation of Swarthmore students and faculty in field biology projects, with priority given to marine biology. The awards are given annually by the Biology Department. Awarded to Musa Salaam ‘22 and Cecilia Williamson ‘22.
The Norman Meinkoth Premedical Research Fund was established in 2004 by Marc E. Weksler ‘58 and Babette B. Weksler ‘58 to honor Norman A. Meinkoth’s long service as a premedical adviser to students at Swarthmore College, where he was professor of biology for 31 years and chairman of the department for 10 years. The funds are awarded on the basis of scientific merit to a rising junior or senior premedical student to allow the pursuit of laboratory research in the sciences on or off campus. The Provost’s Office administers the fund. Awarded to Arina Kazakova ‘22 and Alexis Metoyer ‘23.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided a grant to establish an undergraduate fellowship program intended to increase the number of minority students, and others, who choose to enroll in doctoral programs and pursue academic careers. The foundation’s grant provides term and summer stipends for students to work with faculty mentors as well as a loan-forgiveness component to reduce undergraduate indebtedness for those fellows who pursue graduate study. The fellowships are limited to the humanities, a few of the social sciences, and selected physical sciences. A faculty selection committee invites nominations of sophomores in February and awards the fellowships in consultation with the dean and provost. Awarded to Eduardo Burgos ‘22, John “Major” Eason ‘23, Atinuke Lardner ‘22, Destiny Samuel ‘22, and Megan Wu ‘23.
The James H. ‘58 and Margaret C. Miller Internship for Environmental Preservation enables a Swarthmore student to engage in meaningful work directed toward the preservation of the environment, including such activities as environmental education, environmental justice, habitat preservation and restoration, issues dealing with environmentally sustainable technologies and economies, and relevant public policy. This may take the form of an internship with an organization which is committed to a sustainable future. The Nature Conservancy, American Farmland Trust, and Natural Resources Defense Council are current examples of organizations engaging in such work. The Award is intended to encourage a student to explore a career in public policy relating to preserving the environment for future generations. The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility selects the internship recipient. Awarded to William Marchese ‘20.
The Margaret W. and John M. Moore Endowment was created in September 1999 through the maturity of a life income gift contract. Income from this endowment helps to provide research stipends for the academic year or summer months for selected scholars using the resources of Friends Historical Library and/or the Peace Collection at Swarthmore College. Fellowship awarded to Bellara Huang ‘21.
The Lucretia Mott Fellowship was founded by the Somerville Literary Society and is sustained by the contributions of Swarthmore alumnae. It is awarded each year to a senior woman or alumna who is to pursue advanced study in an institution approved by the committee. Applications must be submitted by April 20. Awarded to Ruby Bhattacharya ‘11, Melanie Braithwaite-Jalloh ‘07, Christine Jane Emery ‘16, Anne Fredrickson ‘07, Paola Monseratt Mero ‘14, Lauren Mirzakhalili ‘15, Natalia Munoz-Cote ‘12, Sabrina Singh ‘15 and Aikaterini Stampouloglou ‘14.
The John W. Nason Community Service Fellowship. The John W. Nason Community Service Fellowship celebrates the contributions of Swarthmore’s eighth president by supporting students pursuing off-campus community service related to their academic program. The Nason Fellowship was initiated by members of the Class of 1945 in anticipation of their 50th reunion. The Nason Fellowship is administered by the Swarthmore Foundation. Awarded to Jasmine Moore ‘20, Melissa La Noire ‘20, Brandon Shi ‘20, Destiny Samuel ‘22, Kadiata Diallo ‘21, Kaitelyn Pasillas ‘20, Kiara Rosario ‘22, Lucas Barton ‘21, Pempho Moyo ‘21, Sarah Wheaton ‘21, and Sydnie Schwartz ‘20.
The Helen F. North Fund in Classics, established in 1996 by Susan Willis Ruff ‘60 and Charles F.C. Ruff ‘60 to honor the distinguished career of Helen F. North and her enduring impact on generations of Swarthmore students, is awarded to support the program of the Classics Department. At the discretion of the department, it shall be used to fund annually the Helen F. North Distinguished Lectureship in Classics and, as income permits, for a conference or symposium with visiting scholars; summer study of Greek or Latin or research in classics-related areas by students majoring in the field; or study in Greece or Italy in classics by a graduate of the department. Awarded to Pablo Salvatierra ‘22.
The Arthur S. Obermayer ‘52 Summer Internship was established in 2005 and is intended to broaden and enrich the experience of a Swarthmore student. The grant shall be awarded with preference to a domestic student who is studying in a major that may not inherently offer an international opportunity. Not awarded this year.
The Martin Ostwald Fund in Classics, established in 2012 by John Marincola ‘76 and other friends and colleagues to memorialize the distinguished career of Martin Ostwald and his enduring impact on generations of Swarthmore students, is awarded to support the program of the Classics Department. At the discretion of the department, it shall be used to fund annually the Martin Ostwald Distinguished Lectureship in Classics, and, as income permits, for a conference or symposium with visiting scholars; summer study of Greek or Latin or research in Classics-related areas by students; or study in Greece or Italy in Classics by a graduate of the department.
The Robert F. Pasternack Research Fellowship was established in 2005 by a gift from the estate of Thomas Koch, deceased husband of Jo W. Koch and father of Michael B. Koch ‘89. The fellowship honors a beloved member of Swarthmore’s Chemistry Department and supports student summer research in chemistry. The fellowship shall be administered by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Joseph Scott ‘22.
The J. Roland Pennock Undergraduate Fellowship in Public Affairs. The fellowship, endowed by friends of Professor J. Roland Pennock at his retirement in 1976 and in recognition of his many years of distinguished teaching of political science at Swarthmore, provides a grant to support a substantial research project (which could include inquiry through responsible participation) in public affairs. The fellowship, for Swarthmore undergraduates, would normally be held off campus during the summer. Preference is given to applicants from the junior class. Awarded to Daniela Gomez ‘22, Yousef Khan ‘22, and Lauritz Christensen ‘24.
The Penrose International Service Fund provides a stipend to support participation in a project to improve the quality of life of a community outside North America. The project should involve direct interaction with the affected community and be of immediate benefit to them rather than action in support of social change at a regional or national level. The stipend will be available to a Swarthmore student from any class for a project in any country other than that of his or her own citizenship. The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility administers the Penrose International Service Fund. Awarded to Tom Jensen ‘20 and William Han ‘21.
The Petrucci Family Foundation Summer Research Grant in Black Studies is awarded to allow students to pursue research, praxis, and creative development in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences and the students must center their experiences of black populations in Africa and/or the Diaspora. Not awarded this year.
Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship. The Swarthmore Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Epsilon of Pennsylvania) awards a fellowship for graduate study to a senior who has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and has been admitted to a program of advanced study in some branch of the liberal arts. Awarded to Sophia Libkind ‘14.
The Simon Preisler Memorial Endowment was established in 2006 by Richard A. Barasch ‘75 and Renee Preisler Barasch to honor the memory of Simon Preisler. Mr. Preisler, Renee’s father, was an Auschwitz survivor, and with this endowment the Baraschs’s wish to create a permanent memorial of the human devastation that occurred during the Holocaust and the lack of adequate global response to the tragedy. The fund supports Ruach at Swarthmore as well as student summer internships and research fellowships in human rights, conflict resolution, and the promotion of peace and understanding. Preference will be given to students pursuing internships and research fellowships related to genocide and other large-scale violent conflicts, projects involving peaceful prevention or intervention, non-violent resistance, or local peacemaking, reconciliation, and healing initiatives. Awarded to Edward Tranter ‘22, Clare D’Amato ‘23, and Meyer-Lee ‘23.
The Project Japan Fund is used to support one student during the summer months to conduct research in Japan on contemporary issues. Not awarded this year
The Ruth A. Rand ‘56 Summer Research Fellowship was established in 2014 by William K. Wible, together with members of his family and friends, in memory of his wife. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in the sciences during the summer months. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s Office. Awarded to Gabrielle Ma ‘23.
The Robert Reynolds and Lucinda Lewis ‘70 Endowed Fund for Summer Research was established in 2013. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in the biological sciences during the summer months. The fund will be administered by the Provost’s Office and awards are made in consultation with faculty in the Biology and Chemistry departments. Awarded to Emily Hapgood ‘22, Dulce Ventura ‘22, Krystle Boadi ‘23, Thembalami Dube ‘24, and Vivian Guo ‘24.
The Robbins/Chang Summer Fellowship for Projects combining Big Data and Social Change/Liberal Arts in coordination with the Lang Center. The Internship was established in 2017 by David Robbins ‘83 and Joyce Chang. The fund shall be used to support student participation in fellowships, internships, and other summer opportunities that support our students’ use of big data while working for social change or in connection with the Liberal Arts. The selection will be made by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, but is open to all students at Swarthmore.
The Sager Fund of Swarthmore College was established in 1988 by alumnus Richard Sager ‘73, a leader in San Diego’s gay community. To combat homophobia and related discrimination, the fund sponsors events that focus on concerns of the lesbian, bisexual, and gay communities and promotes curricular innovation in the field of lesbian and gay studies. The fund also sponsors an annual three-day symposium. The fund is administered by a committee of women and men from the student body, alumni, staff, faculty, and administration. In 2004, Richard Sager created an “internship” to provide funding for students in internships with nonprofit organizations whose primary missions address gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues. The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility administers the internship. Awarded to Dylan Clairmont ‘21.
The Savage Fund, created in 1996 in honor of Professor Emeritus of Biology Robert Savage, supports student research and other activities in cellular and molecular biology.
The James H. Scheuer Summer Internship in Environmental and Population Studies Endowment was established in 1990. The Scheuer Summer Internship supports student research in environmental and public policy issues. The coordinators of the environmental studies and public policy concentrations select interns in alternate years. Awarded to Bethany Bronkema ‘22, Lucy Fetterman ‘22, Vanessa Levy ‘22, and Christopher Folk ‘23.
The June Rothman Scott Biology Summer Research Fellowship was established in 2017 by June Rothman Scott ‘61. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting off-campus research in Molecular Biology during the summer months. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the Provost’s Office in collaboration with the Biology Department. Student recipients are eligible to apply for an additional grant (of up to 15% of the current summer stipend value) to cover post-research travel, professional conference and/or meeting registration. Awarded to Elliot Kim ‘23.
The Robin M. Shapiro ‘78 Endowed Fund for Summer Research was established in 2013. The fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by supporting work, study, or research in any field during the summer months. Two fellowships will be administered by the Provost’s Office each summer, and awards are made in consultation with the faculty. Awarded to Anna Kottakis ‘22, Maya Plotnick ‘22, Andy Zhang ‘22, Bryce Bussert ‘23, and Kaja Arusha ‘24.
The Somayyah Siddiqi ‘02 Economics Research Fellowship, for economics research, is funded by T. Paul Schultz ‘61 in memory of Somayyah Siddiqi ‘02. Not awarded this year.
The David G. Smith Internship in Health and Social Policy, endowed by alumni, faculty, friends, and former students of David G. Smith, is to support an internship in the social services, with priority for the field of health care, for a Swarthmore undergraduate during the summer or a semester on leave. Not awarded this year.
Solodar Family Science and Engineering Summer Research Fund was established in 2006. The fund supports a summer research fellowship for a Swarthmore student of science or engineering, with a preference toward the chemical sciences. Awarded to Rebecca Lin ‘22 and Caleb Richmond ‘22.
The Starfield Student Research Endowment was established by Barbara Starfield ‘54 and Phoebe Starfield Leboy ‘57 in 2004. The fund supports student summer research fellowships in social justice with a preference for students pursuing research in the areas of health services delivery/health policy and social, demographic, and geographic equity. Starfield and Leboy established the fellowships to honor their parents, Martin and Eva Starfield, educators who instilled a love of learning and social justice in their daughters. Awarded to Toan Cao ‘22, Keyan Shayegan ‘22, and Adithi Attada ‘24.
The Surdna Fellowships were established in 1979 by a gift from the Surdna Foundation and are awarded for summer research by Swarthmore students in collaboration with a faculty member in any department in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Division. Awarded to Jonah Covitz ‘22, Shady Lawendy ‘22, Nader Ahmed ‘23, William Ball ‘23, Rezhwan Kamal ‘23, Benjamin Pauley ‘23, Colby Stoddard ‘23, Gabriel Straus ‘23, Brandon Daniel-Morales ‘24, and Kevin Murillo ‘24.
The Pat Tarble Summer Research Fund was established in 1986 through the generosity of Mrs. Newton E. Tarble. The Tarble Summer Fund supports undergraduate research. The Provost’s Office administers the fund. Awarded to Simon Ji ‘22, Kevin Bayingana ‘23, Thomas Dilts ‘23, Rebecca Keating ‘23, Seth Keim ‘23, Aimen Khan ‘23, and Hellman Zhao ‘23.
The Martha E. Tyson Fellowship was founded by the Somerville Literary Society in 1913 and is sustained by the contributions of Swarthmore alumnae. It is awarded each year to a senior woman or alumna who plans to enter elementary or secondary-school work. The recipient of the award is to pursue a course of study in an institution approved by the committee. Applications must be submitted by April 20. Awarded to Samantha Stevens ‘15.
The Hans Wallach Research Fellowship, endowed in 1991 by colleagues and friends, honors the eminent psychologist Hans Wallach (1904-1998), who was a distinguished member of the Swarthmore faculty for more than 60 years. The fellowship supports one outstanding summer research project in psychology for a rising Swarthmore College senior or junior, with preference given to a project leading to a senior thesis. Awarded to Luke Bastiaansen ‘23.
The Ann Trimble Warren ‘38 and Sally A. Warren ‘65 Fund was established in 2017 by Sally Warren. The Fund is intended to provide enriching learning experiences for Swarthmore students by enabling them to further their pursuit of the Arts, including performing, work, study, or research during the summer months, with a preference given to production in the arts. The Fund supports summer experiences in Studio Arts, Music and Dance, Theater, and Art History, but not Film and Media Studies. The recipient(s) will be currently enrolled students selected by the Office of the Provost through an application process in consultation with the arts departments specified in this agreement. Awarded to Marie Inniss ‘23.
17.7 Faculty Fellowships and Support
The Mary Albertson Faculty Fellowship was endowed by an anonymous gift from two of her former students, under a challenge grant issued by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It will provide an annual award of a semester’s leave at full pay to support research and writing by members of the humanities faculty. Mary Albertson joined the Swarthmore faculty in 1927 and served as chair of the History Department from 1942 until her retirement in 1963. She died in May 1986.
The Janice Robb Anderson ‘42 Junior Faculty Research Endowment was established by Janice Robb Anderson ‘42 in 2001. The Anderson endowment supports faculty research, with preference for junior faculty members in the humanities whose research requires study abroad.
The George Becker Faculty Fellowship was endowed by Ramon Posel ‘50 under a challenge from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in honor of this former member of the English Department and its chairman from 1953 to 1970. The fellowship will provide a semester of leave at full pay for a member of the humanities faculty to do research and write, in the fields of art history, classics, English literature, history, linguistics, modern languages, music, philosophy, or religion but with preference given to members of the Department of English Literature.
The Brand Blanshard Faculty Fellowship is an endowed faculty fellowship in the humanities established in the name of philosopher and former faculty member Brand Blanshard, who taught philosophy at Swarthmore from 1925 to 1944. The fellowship will provide a semester leave at full pay for a member of the humanities faculty to do research and to write. On recommendation of the Selection Committee, a small additional grant may be available for travel and project expenses. Any humanities faculty member eligible for leave may apply. Fellows will prepare a paper about the work of their leave year and present it publicly to the College and wider community. The Blanshard Fellowship is made possible by an anonymous donor who was Blanshard’s student at Swarthmore, and a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Constance Hungerford Faculty Support Fund was established in 2007 by Eugene M. Lang ‘38 to recognize Constance Cain Hungerford for her dedicated service as provost and faculty leader and for her outstanding contributions to Swarthmore’s educational program. Connie Hungerford, an art historian, joined the Art Department in 1974 and served as provost from 2001 to 2011. This fund allows the provost to make grants to individual faculty members to support their professional responsibilities and scholarly and creative careers. Awarded to Sean Emery ‘20.
The Robert L. Jones ‘75 and Catherine A. Rivlin ‘79 Faculty Research Fund, established in 2017, supports faculty research at Swarthmore College on an unrestricted basis. This fund is administered by the Provost’s Office.
The Eugene M. Lang Faculty Fellowship is designed to enhance the educational program of Swarthmore College by contributing to faculty development, by promoting original or innovative scholarly achievement of faculty members, and by encouraging the use of such achievements to stimulate intellectual exchange among scholars. The fellowship will provide financial support for faculty leaves through a grant of about one-half the recipient’s salary during the grant year. On recommendation of the Selection Committee, a small additional grant may be available for travel and project expenses and for library book purchases. The Selection Committee shall consist of the provost, three divisional chairs, and three others selected by the president, of whom at least two must be Swarthmore alumni. Any faculty member eligible for leave may apply. Fellows will be expected to prepare a paper or papers resulting from the work of their leave year, presented publicly for the College and wider community. The Selection Committee may wholly or partially support the cost of publishing any of these papers. These fellowships are made possible by an endowment established by Eugene M. Lang ‘38.